Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Watering after the honeymoon!

Happy Hump Day!!!  I hope that all is going well and I have really missed updating everyone so let's get to it! 

We recently returned from celebrating our honeymoon (we kind of purchased a house doing the "normal" honeymoon phase so we delayed it for a little moment)!  It was everything I could have imagined and more, but now it's all about making our house our home again!  

With the summer heat just around the corner, we have been trying to care for out teeny tiny yard.  Had we thought more about it up front, we probably would have purchased an in-ground watering system.  Our yard is not that big, so it's not a big deal, but it would have been a nice-to-have.  Instead, my husband takes care of the backyard and I do the front.  LOL  This is hilarious because our front is only mulch with a few plants and a tree.  HAHAHA.  #winning

Ok, so the issue with our backyard is that it takes a direct hit from the mighty sun.  To help us fight the dry grass, we purchased and installed a water timer to the outside faucet to give us an auto effect of watering the grass.  This has worked great for us and we love it.  If you are like us with a small yard, and a store-bought sprinkler will do the job, think about adding an Orbit Digital Timer.  It provides just the right about of water we need at our specified time of day.  There is a sigh of relief when I hear it come on as I am rolling out the bed.  You simply set your schedule and the water timer will allow the water to flow.  Your sprinkler will have to be adjusted to the desired location for your yard beforehand, and boom, you have yourself an automatic watering system.    

Orbit Timer


With the advice of our neighbor, we also purchased Scotts Starter Lawn Food and the Scotts Spreader to help us bring some of the grass back to its green state.  This is surely working but as you know, being consistent is the key.  With the combination of these two (the lawn food and the water timer), we are starting to see some progress and on our way to full green lawn.
Scotts Lawn Food and Spreader

I have replaced some of the builder-grade landscaping from the front and now that I think I am a gardener, I can not wait to plant some beauties in the back.  

I will be sure to update you all on our newly finished garage and other projects soon.  Our weekends have been filled with events, so we have had to squeeze in projects as time permits.  

Our next DIY is the garage flooring which will give us the completed look we are going for in the garage space.  I can't wait to share that experience with you!  



  1. Congrats on the honeymoon, where did you guys go? The orbit digital timer is a fabulous idea, we will definitely consider that for watering our tiny yard.

    1. Thanks Owen! We went to beautiful Belize! Yes, the Orbit will be great for your Andrew!

  2. Congrats! Glad you had an amazing Honeymoon!

    We are battling our grass as well, and by "we" I mean my boyfriend is battling our grass. He has become that grass and yard obsessed guy so he is determined to make our grass the greenest in the neighborhood (on his own, no less). This has turned out to be quite a challenge due to the intense sun and our two crazy dogs who love to dig and tear out trees, hahaha! I'm just glad this is the battle he has chosen and that I can focus on painting the inside in the next couple of months!

    1. Kudos to your boyfriend because that will be quite the task! I am sure he will do well as he is super determined! And kudos to you for painting! We did one room (the laundry room) and hired a company for the rest. I can only manage to do great on the walls BEFORE you have to cut in...which means I am as good as a first grader. I can't wait to see your grass progress and the painting!!!