Before and After Pics

brizzyintxJuly 17, 2008

Two years after buying the house, and one year after laying new sod and switching to organics. The first three sets are the befores and afters, the rest are just more gratuitous lawn porn. Note: the front of the house between my driveway and the driveway on the left is the new sod. What I think is more impressive is the right side of the house (pics 5, 6, 7, and 8.) That area has had nothing done to it except SBM, CGM, compost, coffee grounds, cornmeal, and proper cultural practices.

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tmelrose

Very nice!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2008 at 10:18AM
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soccer_dad

Very nice. I wish my cool season grass in the shady area would green and thicken like that. What type grass?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 11:08AM
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brizzyintx

It's just plain Raleigh St. Augustine. Nothing special.

It's a really shady area, but the trees are cut high enough it gets a fair amount of early morning and late afternoon/evening sun.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 1:11PM
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loonie1(TX7b)

WOW - I love how you pulled up the shrubs and opened up the front of your house. Very nice. And the grass looks wonderful. Well done!

Carla in Rowlett

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 11:49AM
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brizzyintx

It's amazing... you do some digging here, a little trimming there, and whole bunch of cutting... That, and removing the "flower" bed and laying the new sod changed the entire look of the house.

Looking back, I now realize I did not look at the yard AT ALL when we bought the house. It was definitely the interior that sold it.

Thanks for the compliments.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 6:35PM
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chickadee_42us(8a Tx)

Brizzy - I am so impressed and was totally shocked at the differences. The improvements to thickness, COLOR, appearance, flower beds, PAT yourself on the back. You have done marvelous.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 3:36PM
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