First Seed in the Ground

Finally! After three years of living in mud and fighting weeds, I planted about 10% of the area of my yard to grass. Lots of problems:

  • I needed to repair the seeder. It had a broken leg and a couple of bearings are seized. I applied grease and oil but it’s still very hard to push. I had to weld on a new leg, too. The coverage was OK, though.
  • One patch had really tough clay and the roller hardly made an impression. I know grass is patient and will win…
  • A stiff wind sprang up as I was setting up the sprinklers.
  • Apparently my water pressure is a bit low. Two sprinklers on one hose is a problem…

So, we will persevere and have a green yard by June. I can do another 20% tomorrow. It’s an area with great soil. I just have to pick a few rocks and stumps and carry on. With luck I will have the whole yard seeded by the weekend.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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