We’re having the baby’s birthday party in less than 2 weeks, and it is time to get the yard in shape. If you’ve been following along, you know that I worked really hard on the side yard, but still have the yard of shame.
My first step is to get some new gardening tools. We do have some good garden tools… a shovel, a wheelbarrow, a lawn mower, pruning shears… and a rake that is currently on loan from the neighbor. All the tools are stowed away neatly in our garage…
My husband is so optimistic about not needing to mow the lawn that he has tucked it away behind everything else in the garage. We haven’t been camping in over 7 years (I’m sad that it has been that long), but it is easier to reach the camping equipment than the lawnmower. We have a string trimmer back there somewhere, too… we may need to replace it, or at least get new string.
In addition to a new rake, I’ll be checking out The Home Depot for some gardening gloves. I love getting my hands dirty, but chipped nails do not look good in DIY tutorials, and I’m not a fan of blisters. I’ll also want to find some kid-sized tools. I want gardening time to also be bonding time that I can spend with my preschooler. He’s growing up so fast, and learning so much… I want him to do some of that growing and learning by my side with our hands covered in dirt. Gloved or ungloved.
We’ll want to grab a weed killer of some sort for the side yard. Though I put down a fresh layer of weed block fabric, I don’t trust the weeds not to come back again. We might look into an electric pressure washer to clean off the patio and really scrub the stucco walls. My mom has one that she can bring over, so it may be a tool that we just loan from her.
And as long as we are at the Home Depot Garden Center picking up tools, we’ll grab some seeds and potted plants as well. I mentioned before that according to the zone that I live in, I need to get my tomato plants in the ground by the end of April. And I want my kiddo to be able to plant some seeds and watch the plants grow.
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Comments & Reviews
Erin Spain says
We have tons of yard work to do too now that the weather has warmed up. Guess I’ll be heading to Home Depot soon!
-Erin @ DIY on the Cheap
Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says
Ahhh seeing those pics makes me miss Arizona and the WARM WEATHER! As you will experience tomorrow, the weather in Utah is freaking cold. (I’m just a little bitter.) I wish I could go back to my old Home Depot in Mesa….but mine here’s good too. Love HD!
Angie Holden says
I need some tools as well. I am a fan of replacing my cheap-o tools with high quality ones that will last. Nothing worse than breaking a tool when you are working in the yard…grr.
Aaaack – I’m so behind on yard work and I really need some spring color. I have a Home Depot really close by and it’s our go-to gardening place.
I totally need to get some new gardening tools!! I started on my roses yesterday and found out quickly that I need to take a trip to HD for some supplies.:)