Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Weekend Update: Gardening & Yard Work

I've decided this homeownership stuff is for the birds.  Especially when it comes to yard work.  I have never been a huge fan of yard work.  Chalk it up to years of allergies & doing it in the hot Miami sun.  Even though I am enjoying being outside in the warm weather here, our yard was totally trashed by heavy rains we had a few weeks ago.  I shouldn't be complaining though.  We didn't flood and no water came into the house.  We are luckier than most.  (If you follow me on Instagram, (ktbreynolds) you probably saw this photo a few weeks ago.)

The back wall needed to be repaired, everything needed to be re-mulched.  (Most of it still does.)  So we had quite the weekend of working outdoors.  Fortunately the weather cooperated.

I do not have a green thumb.  But our backyard needed some color.  I am giving impatiens and petunias a whirl.  I hear they are pretty hearty flowers.  I'm hoping that means tough to kill.  Here are some of the before and afters.

And of course, what gardening would be complete without some pink/coral gardening tools.

I also spent several hours scooping leaves out of our pool.  For the record, do not forget to put your pool cover on in the fall, then forget to clean it and let it freeze over the winter.  When it thaws, all of the leaves are still there.  I promise.  And it takes a LOOOOOOONG time to get it clean.  On the plus side, it was a killer upper body and core work out.

So there you have it.  My weekend in a nutshell.  How was yours?


  1. I always wondered how people learned how to garden and plant flowers and take care of their lawn. It made sense when I got older and realized it was this simple: you figure it out because you have to. The pool will be awesome this summer!

  2. You need cute gardening gloves too!