Anyone do any fun lawn work projects this summer?
I got really into lawn work this summer after my lawn mowing guy quit and I decided to do it myself. I did have to buy a lawn mower, a trimmer, and a bunch of smaller cost items but I think I did save money in the long haul... (?)
We had some bare patches in the lawn and through a bunch of internet research and a DIY soil test, I determined the soil was acidic, and put down some lime. I bought some grass seed to overseed but haven't put it down yet as grass seed needs a lot of water, and we have had basically zero rain throughout July and August and it doesn't look like fall rains will start for at least another week.
My favorite project this year - I had a downspout that wasn't draining well- it was just pooling around a rhodie that was there. So I filled in the hole where it was pooling with rhodie clippings when I pruned it (and eventually put mulch over top of that) and later in the summer I built a little drainage ditch/dry creek.