Here is our freshly seeded backyard.


The abundance of leaves is causing a minor problem but a couple of days ago Matthew took the leaf blower to it and it is bald spots are starting to fill in and look good but now we have a huge pile of leaves on the side of our house.


Which brings me to the main point of this post.

There is only one nice thing about living in a tree dense neighborhood.

It’s pretty.

That’s it.  That’s the only nice thing.  Because oh my word the leaf problem is significant here.  We cut down 5 trees in our back yard a year and a half ago and it has appeared to make zero difference in how much raking and blowing we have to do. And then getting rid of the leaves is impossible because the trash guy won’t take them and we had to rent a Uhaul once to drag them to the dump.  It was 3 tons of leaves.


So this time around we decided to call a lawn company to do some serious leaf removal. And while I would much rather pay my boys to do it, we just don’t have the time or equipment necessary for such a big job. Plus, some rattlers have been spotted around here and the last thing I want is for one of my kids to find one while cleaning up the leaves and try to keep it as a pet. One of my goals since moving into this house is to create a very snake unfriendly environment in our backyard because Jars of brown widows are bad enough.

The picture above really doesn’t do our leaf problem any justice. That’s only a small part of our backyard and the front yard is much worse off. I cannot wait to see what our yard and gardens really look like.

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