A couple of months ago, Kyle called a local landscaper about getting our sprinklers all fixed up. He must have been really busy, because we didn’t hear back from him until just this past week. He came over and took a look at what we needed to have done and he gave us a quote for much less than the quote we were given a few years ago, so we thought that we might as well get it all taken care of.
He came over and got the front fixed up in just a day. He figured out that the front strip wasn’t getting water because of a leak in the line and he dug up the area of the grass in the front of the yard before the sidewalk, and got the leak fixed, and now the front strip gets water again! 🙂 We also had him move all the valves out of the flower bed and into the grass area. I really didn’t like that the boxes that covered the valves were right in the front, center of the flower bed and that that made it difficult to be able to plant anything in the flower bed. Now, having the boxes in the grass area in front of the flower bed, it doesn’t really look bad, and they are easy to mow right over. I would have preferred having them on the side of the house, completely out of the way, but that just wasn’t possible because that is where all the gas, electrical and phone lines are running up to the house.
These past couple of days he has been over to work on the backyard. We had originally put the backyard on one station, and it wasn’t meant to go all the way to the fence, just the area in the middle of the yard, and there was no water to the garden boxes. I didn’t plant a garden this year, just because I found it very difficult to remember to go out and water the garden every day, and I told Kyle that I wasn’t going to do a garden until we got a water line to the garden boxes. So we ended up having him split the main part of the yard into two stations, and they go all the way to the fence, and we had him add lines to all of the garden boxes. 😀
I am SO excited that we have finally gotten this taken care of. Timing wasn’t really optimal, considering Kyle is still unemployed, and here we are putting money into the yard without knowing when we will get the next paycheck. But it is something that has needed doing for quite some time, and I’m glad it’s finally done, so now the grass can start getting green again and I look forward to having an awesome garden next year. 🙂