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DIY Gardening: Plants for free on craigslist

Our new place has a big yard, with a big lawn. There’s a sandbox that Zoom really loves, so much that he has learned to say sandbox. We may need to get in a tree service jacksonville fl, or one closer to tend to the trees, but over all, I’m really happy with the space.

There’s also very little landscaping. Just bare spots, as if perhaps the last owners didn’t know what to do or didn’t have the time or the money or the interest. Apparently there might have been an infestation of pests at one point that has now been cleared. Pests can be such a huge inconvenience and they can stop you from wanting to spend time in your garden. However, there are solutions out there that can make managing problematic pests a thing of the past. A friend of mine recently had to contact pest control experts similar to terminix dallas to deal with an ant infestation in her yard. The ants had even started to make their way into her house and kitchen cupboards! Above all, if you notice an influx of pests in your home or garden, it is strongly recommended that you reach out to a pest control specialist so that the issue can be addressed before any permanent damage can take place.

As for our own yard though, obviously, we’re intending to fill in these spots to make the backyard really feel like our own. We might even get some prefab outbuildings, such as a garden shed and summer house for a chillout area. The shed can hold all of the tools we’ll start to collect and the sunroom will be a great way to relax and soak up some rays. We have all this space, it seems like a waste if we don’t do something with it! We also think that a deck would look nice in one of these bare spots, for the adults of the house to relax while watching the little ones play and to have an outside BBQ/dining area. We haven’t decided on any boards yet or a professional who’d come to fix the deck up, but we do like the look of composite decking. It definitely looks more appealing than wood on its own and is denser, stronger and heavier, which hopefully means it will last long without wear and tear.

On the 4th we found a Craigslist posting for free plants, up in the Oakland Hills. We just had to dig them ourselves, but we could take as many agapanthus as we wanted.

So we dug up about 16 and brought them home. Sean dug holes, we mixed in fresh soil. New life in old dirt. As fireworks boomed overhead that evening, little Zoom ran in the dark of the backyard, we toiled to bring love, purpose, inspiration to a forgotten space.

This morning I took my cereal and my coffee out to the back patio, sat facing these new Lilies of the Valley. I could not get over how a little work, a little effort had already made such a difference. How this garden was becoming my garden, how this house was becoming a home for my family.