About two months ago, my friend Erin H. invited my sister and I to come over and help build her new garden. She already had a smaller garden in her backyard that she had started but was wanting to make an even bigger garden closer to her house and pool. She had cleared most of the sod out in a section of her lawn but there were still a ton of deep roots left. The first step she needed help with was to rip out all of the roots from the grass and near by trees. We finished that part rather quickly with 3 people doing the work.
When out friend Erin asked us to help her, it was no questions asked, my sister and I were immediately both in! We all love working outside so it was super fun, and we all got exercise and had girl time.
A pretty sea foam chair and the best plushy green grass ever! I love green grass so much, it literally makes me so happy. Especially when there are swings and pretty trees involved.
Her dad was so cute watering the other various plants and dead sod. They also have a lemon tree. A real lemon tree!
We finished digging out all of the roots and decided to call it a day and go get food to feed out always hungry bellies. The next step was filling the barren area with new sod which is not pictured. We went back another day to help with that part. She rewarded me for all of my help with fresh kale from her already fruitful garden! I used it all immediately in a smoothie.
Her 1st garden which was a huge success. You should see how much it has grown since then. Her other garden that we helped build is extremely fruitful and producing so many healthy veggies. Erin inspired me to start my own garden! It took a little convincing for my parents to let me rip up the teeny tiny strip of grass in out backyard and make a garden but they finally said yes! I can’t wait to share my garden adventures with you all. It’s been so exciting seeing fruits of our labor.
I love this video, it shows the process of an oak tree seed starting to grow which took over 8 months. It’s insane they were able to capture it all on film.
How to Build a Garden 101September 2, 2015 at 1:56 am
[…] the beginning of summer, my friend Erin had asked me to help her lay dirt for her second garden (I wrote about it here) and it was so fun, it inspired me to start my own. Her first garden was thriving and all of the […]