Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is Here!

Well, in a couple of days it will officially be Spring! And a couple of days after that, it will unofficially be Summer... Gotta love Arizona! (seriously... gotta love it!)

Today we decided to take advantage of the lovely weather and get some yardwork done. The crazy few days of below-freezing weather a couple of months ago completely killed two of the bushes in our front yard.

A couple of the other ones were just plain ugly, too "stick"y. So Justin dug them all up. I got started on trimming the good bushes that were still left while he was digging out the bad ones. (see all the holes?)

Which took a little while because of all the CRAZY roots! Some were over 3 feet long!

Carrie kept herself entertained by pushing her stroller around, balancing on the brick grass border, sitting in her camping chair watching and eventually, getting a puzzle from inside to play with. She's such a good girl!

Fixing a drip-system problem. What a handyman!

This picture makes me a little sad. It's the finished project, but it looks pretty wimpy and lame because the new bushes are all really small...

But at least they're alive and if I remember correctly, they will all have some sort of flower on them.

Yeah for a pretty yard! Now if only we had a pretty BACKyard too! Replacing a few bushes is easy (and cheap), starting from scratch is hard (and expensive). Someday... Hopefully soon. Especially because when we went to Ace to buy our new bushes, I saw all the vegetables and got really excited to plant a little garden!


Brittney said...

Yay for yardwork!!! We've been gardening all week = getting our soil ready to plant stuff. I've been helping pick up rocks for the last few days and praying that it won't put me into labor. Your front yard looks so pretty. Maybe someday we'll get bushes. Don't you just love spring!!!

Heather Farnsworth said...

It looks so good! I am seriously wishing i was in Arizona right now.. i'm in NY visiting my family and we just got about four inches of snow today. Brrr!

The Gatherers said...

you're so lucky! We got like 6+ inches of snow here monday. Hopefully the warmer days are coming for us too!

Jenn said...

We are definitely looking forward to planting flowers and vegetables this year. Our yards are in need of improvement. Have fun!