So Denis and I discovered that the railings on our backdeck are completely rotted. After a bit of discussion we’ve decided to just cut off the railings and have an open deck. It will mean putting a real gate on the side of the house where the deck is, but that shouldn’t be nearly as expensive as replacing the entire railing.
In other news, Denis is taking steps to revamp our lawns. Today he concentrated on the front lawn. A friend of Denis’ from work gave him specific instructions and claimed that by mid-summer our front lawn would be de-clovered, de-weeded and full of really nice grass. So he raked up all the leaves, thinned out what little remaining grass we have and laid down new seed and fertilizer. I was all for just laying down new sod in the fall, but Denis’ co-worker swears by his method, so we’re giving it a whirl.
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