Sunday, April 17, 2011
A Busy Weekend, or What You Can Do with 3 Tons of Topsoil
Poor Mister. I was horrified the other day at the sound of his breathing. I made sure he went to the doctor, where he was diagnosed with bronchitis. He's been pretty sick. But that didn't stop the delivery of our topsoil.
Sure. I could call it 3 cubic yards of topsoil. But a cubic yard weighs one ton. And I moved it all singlehandedly. So I'm going with tons. Three Tons. Because when one has bronchitis, one must rest and recuperate, and not cart around nor shovel topsoil. Or top mud, as it is wont to become after a couple of inches of rain, even with tarping.
I filled in a big place by the corner of the porch to keep water from running down into the basement.
When we were required to have a curb installed last year, the company did not properly backfill before planting their mix of grass and large aggressive weeds in our tree lawn. So everything sank. It's filled in and seeded with grass seed now.
On both sides.
I used the mawl to level out this sloping garden. Then topped it all off with topsoil.
There was a huge depression in the center of the yard where I had removed a garden a couple of years ago.
I filled in the depression and seeded it with grass seed. Then placed chicken wire around it to keep the dog out.
All that was left was to scrape soil from the driveway and wash any debris away.
I also earned at least 2 days off from the gym. Maybe more.
I feel like a SuperHero.
Joining Cielo for Show off Your Cottage Monday, Susan for Met Monday!