As part of the ongoing efforts to make the Executive Producer's life easier* and reduce the onerous burden of his mowing chores, the Head Gardener began stealthily removing sod along the edges of this patch of lawn. It didn't take long for the process to become a tedious one and upon cogitation, the HG came up with a bold but brilliant plan.
An ad was posted on the Houston Craigslist site, offering free sod to anyone who was willing to dig it up and cart it away. The Head Gardener was delighted to have several responses, and even more delighted when the efforts of a father/son team resulted in what you see below.
The Head Gardener went to work raking and cultivating the soil to remove the remaining remnants of sod, and shifting rocks about. Here's how it looks as of this morning.
Now if you'll excuse her, the Head Gardener has to change into her garden togs and hop into FloraBob to make a run to the soil yard. The stiff winds of the last few days have given way to a light breeze ... the sun is shining, the temperature's headed for the mid-60s and all signs point to its being a good day for pitching and spreading compost.
* The Executive Producer thus far does not seem to appreciate the efforts of the HG. Surely when it's time to mow again, he'll come around!