This post was planned (in my head) to have a lot different title…alternate titles — how to clean up a flood in your basement from a frozen sprinkler line or how to dig up your whole yard to find broken sprinkler pipe…but in a SHOCKING turn of events, we turned on our sprinklers for the first time ever (we didn’t ever feel like messing with it last summer, so we just left them be) and they worked. Not only did they work, but the book to program them was still sitting on top of the sprinkler system box and all the sprinkler zones were labeled.
Who cares about lottery jackpots…we feel like we already won the jackpot and no creepos are going to be asking for their share of our winnings. See how optimistic and springy I’m feeling today??
and our glorious sprinklers in action….ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (and you’ll notice some new grass seed by the sidewalk, we’re going to attempt to actually have a lawn this summer, stay tuned…but so far, we’re off to a good start!)
In the absence of a “how to”, I decided to share some pictures of our spring outside work instead. We started the sprinkler testing process in the first place because our front yard desperately needs some love…it’s basically dead.
First up? Rake up the dead stuff. Full disclosure — I took a nap and woke up to find the following picture in the front yard. I had no part of this process.
Hindsight (I’ve been told) would be to never rake the front yard my hand ever again but instead rent a power rake. Lesson learned for ya’ll.
We have a long ways to go (tons and TONS of landscaping), but we’re excited about our progress so far and can’t wait to get the rest of the landscaping under way! Anybody else had a sprinkler victory? Getting started on landscaping? Loving the weirdly warm weather??