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Two Weeks to a Greener Lawn

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

It’s the hottest month of the year and my lawn is brown and yucky!  Or at least it was until I decided to do something about it.  This is that patch of flat lawn in our backyard where the kids kick the soccer ball, play badminton, capture insects, and play with their friends, but it was getting prickly under their feet and becoming such an eyesore.  Our front lawn stays nice and healthy, but this one in the rear yard was looking really sad.

 

I went down to my local True Value to see what I could find in their garden department.  The store manager recommended ammonium sulfate for a quick fix to green it up again, applied in the evening after the hot sun fades and given a healthy watering to dissolve the granules.  Knowing little about lawn fertilizers, I took his advice.

I was surprised how quickly the lawn turned lush and green again, I had it in the back of my mind somehow that these things take a lot of time, but the ammonium sulfate was a great quick fix – here’s the result two weeks later.

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X Base Table: Start to Finish

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Y’all saw the table we built for our home and in honor of the Pinterest Challenge earlier this week.  It was worthy of its very own post, so here is the step-by-step on how we built this rustic dark X base table by hand in a custom size.

x base table diy

 

We were inspired by all five of these tables (links:1/2/3/4/5 ), but mostly by the dark stain and classic X base shape.

the pinspiration

 

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