Scratch This Off the Honey Do List

6.19.2010

Today Mr. Savvy and I have finally been doing some things to the yard that have been put off.


I core areated the yard. We have a core areator that you pull behind the lawnmower.
This opens up the soil so that oxygen and nutrients from the fertilizer can get too the roots for a
healthier lawn.



Mr. Savvy, bless his heart, scratched up bad places in our yard at the road from some roadwork
that was done by the county last year. They put back the sorriest soil they could find and we have
had nothing but weed and rocks there since. Then he seeded that area along the road and  fertilized the whole front yard.



I shifted some of these flowers around since they didn't all come back this year.
Anyone know what these are called? I am not good with names of flowers.


Then Mr. Savvy started digging holes for these ornamental grasses to be planted and he got
too hot and had to take a break. We just aren't young like we use to be.


These are going to be planted in place of the daylilies I had that just weren't doing right
anymore. They just bloomed once and then started turning yellow. They did the same thing last year
so I decided to switch to these ornamental grasses.


I cleaned the bird poop off the front porch and added a basket of flowers to the door
that says




Took the bird nest down. I was surprised at how tiny it is.


Today was very hot, but we finally got these things done and hopefully
tomorrow we can do more of this.

Everyone have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to all you dads.

Y'all come back now,

KIM

43 comments:

  1. I think the name of those flowers starts with a G.....let me go look them up....maybe a gazania? If you google it, you can compare pics with what you have.

    Your front door looks so pretty, and your hard work in your yard is going to look fantastic!
    Thanks for coming by my blog today and answering the Friday Fives! Take care and enjoy your weekend!
    Suzanne

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  2. Kim, you have such an inviting entry to your beautiful home. Since we had some new sod laid last week when the guys were landscaping, I guess I'd better follow your example. Thanks for the info!
    Brenda

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  3. Work..work...work! All of your effort is certainly paying off Kim...and Kim's hubby! Everything looks gorgeous! I love the chairs...great color! It looks like a great place to sit and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

    Your front porch is lovely too! Love the basket! I have one just like it that I bought at LaurieAnna's in Canton! Great minds think alike;)!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  4. I love the basket shape on your door- can't find one similiar- think your flower is a blanket flower - the formal name is gallardia- pretty sure I misspelled it.

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  5. The sleep of a laboring man(or woman!) is sweet! I am pretty sure y'all will be sleeping well tonight!!

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  6. Your yard looks very restful with all those big ol' trees, enjoy relaxing in it tomorrow!
    Tracey

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  7. Your yard looks beautiful (and a great size too.) All that work is labor intensive, but the results will be well worth it. Enjoy your rest in those fun coloured chairs.

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  8. You two teenagers need to enjoy a nice relaxing dinner now. You have certainly earned it. Happy father's day to Mr. Savvy.

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  9. You 2 have been busy. Sorry - no help on the flowers. Be careful about getting to hot! I did that one time mowing the yard where I use to live and have been extremely heat sensitive every since.

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  10. Everything about your yard and entry says "welcome"! What a beautiful job you have both done. My guess on the flowers was a gazania, too...

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  11. They look like gallardia (blanket flower) to me...

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  12. Your yard looks beautiful!! Ours is a mess b/c we are doing so much work inside and then my husband put a new tin roof on our house. I can't wait until we are done in so we can work on the out more!

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  13. Beautiful yard ... and house, too! Just found your blog and I am hooked. You have such beautiful taste.

    Where did you get the basket on your door? Would love to copy it!

    Thanks for sharing your home!
    Betsy

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  14. Very, very pretty, Kim.

    It is a very warm 102 degrees in Phoenix right now, no gardening for me!

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  15. Wow that is a lot of work on a very warm day! Teamwork paid off, your yard looks terrific. Those green chairs are so inviting. I hope you can enjoy the fruit of your labors tomorrow.

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  16. Hey Kim!!!!
    Your yard looks great!
    I love the tall grasses!
    I have quite a few and they do very well.
    Your flowers are called Gilardia...
    Very hardy and should do well for you...
    I have had them before and loved them.
    Have a wonderful weekend, xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  17. Hi Kim, You have really been busy. Love your front entry and the way you have it decorated. It's 98 degrees here in Richmond today & our yard work isn't going to get done in this heat. Your yard is looking fantastic.
    xo, Sherry

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  18. Are your Adirondack chairs painted wood or plastic? They sure are cute.

    Di

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  19. I got that basket last year at a local home decor store.

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  20. The flowers are Gaillardia a.k.a blanket flower.
    I love your stacked stone porch, gorgeous!

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  21. Sounds like your daylilies are suffering the same fate as mine. The leaves turn yellow and then get a stripe down the middle. I am told it is called "rust" disease, some sort of a fungus. I bought some spray to spray them while they were small, but before I turned around they were huge and too much effort to spray. Maybe next year!

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  22. Just found your site today via your comments on sweet up north mornings. I live in FL and Kathy from Sweet Up North Mornings is my Michigan friend. I'm originally from MI too. I am surprised you could do all of this work in the GA heat. All your photos look very pretty and looks like you'll enjoy the fruits of your labor all summer!

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  23. I feel your pain. The hubby, kids and I have been working 12 hours today with weeding, mulch, power washing the porch and deck. I had to take 3 ibuprofin, and a shower! Pizza is here so we are going to eat and watch a movie IN bed!! lol

    Your yard always looks so great! I always tell my hubby about it and how I have all these plans after looking at your yard!! We did get red oak mulch today and it looks fabulous! Need another truck load and we will be done so I can post some pictures.

    Sorry, a little long winded for some reason!! Rest up!

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  24. We always called them Goblins but they are also called painted blankets.

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  25. Looks like you guys have been working hard! Your yard is gorgeous as always. I hate having our yard areated because it looks like we had a bazillion dogs doing their business in the yard!! Oh well, it's good for the grass. Your front porch looks so inviting.

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  26. Sounds like y'all have been working hard in this heat! I love your front entrance! It has so much personality!

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  27. Kim, what a great team effort, and the yard is looking great! Love that basket on your front door. Your front porch just looks so inviting. Those pretty adirondack chairs look inviting too. Be careful working out in the heat. I almost got sick this morning just watering flowers! laurie

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  28. Kim you and Mr. Savvy work so hard....not as young anymore...I got news for you...the two of you run circles around 20 year olds! Looks great...chill out in those comfy chairs tomorrow. Tell Mr. Savvy Happy Fathers day!

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  29. Kim, it sounds like you all had a very productive day! Everything looks wonderful! It was too hot to work outside here today too, but Mr. Tide still managed to do some yard work!

    Kat :)

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  30. Your yard and home are just gorgeous! I love all your plantings and the containers on your porch are so pretty! Thanks for all the GREAT pictures :)
    Kristi

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  31. It is hot, isn't it?
    I am surprised you got all you got done, done!
    Your yard looks lovely!
    We use pine straw as bedding, too!
    i just love the red color of it, and how it smells after a rain, don't you?
    I seriously need to work in our yard tomorrow--maybe a father's Day gift for my beefcake?
    And now you have a bird's nest to decorate with!
    Have a blessed weekend celebrating!
    Hugs,
    ~me

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  32. Hi Kim, the flowers look like gallardia...what a job you both undertook and in that heat. I hope you both cooled down with something refreshing to drink. So nice that you can work together. The lawn chair look so inviting, especially with a tall glass of tea!

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  33. It's all looking great Kim! I'm partial to your front door! :)

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  34. Evan and I worked in the yard all day yesterday too! Getting ready for Little Man's first birthday party next weekend! Oh, it's gonna be fun (hot)! LOL! Your entry looks so inviting! Love it!

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  35. Love the door flower basket -great idea! My husband did some yard work this weekend too..., he loves it -lucky me!

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  36. Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet note that you left me. I know the feeling of not being as young anymore, it is hard . I love your yorkie, the lighter ones are so much cutier to me. Well, I am off to look around a bit.

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  37. Love your yard...all the hard work really shows!

    Happy Father's Day to your hubs!!!

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  38. Hi Kim!

    Looks like you and the Hubs have been pretty busy lately. Everything is looking good though, s0 your hard work is paying off!

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  39. Kim,
    You have given me a great idea with your basket of flowers...if you works out, then I will be sure to post it! Hope your hubby has a wonderful day:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  40. Kim,
    You have given me a great idea with your basket of flowers...if you works out, then I will be sure to post it! Hope your hubby has a wonderful day:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  41. Man, you guys work so hard!! It makes me tired just thinking about it but boy does your yard show your efforts beautifully, Kathysue

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  42. Your yard is so pretty. My parents work in their yard as much as y'all do and it looks so good too. What is it with the bird poop on the porch? I have it on the treshold of the front door! Gross!

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  43. Kim, you and your husband keep a beautiful lawn and outdoor spaces. It all looks so refreshing and inviting. I know your a bit sad the babies have flown away, but at least there won't be anymore bird poop. LOL
    My friend has a nest above her front door that has been in use for many years now. She wouldn't disturb it for anything, but it would have long ago tested my patience. ~ Sarah

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