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This week on Renovation Thursday I took advantage of the nice warm weather to pull some weeds and put in some trees.
Weeds are not exactly my favorite thing to do, but I do like how the flowers look after I have weeded. And in this case, I was able to see that there were actually flowers there after all underneath all those weeds.
Here’s the mess before:
And this week one of my bleeding hearts was looking beautiful, so I had to capture that picture as well (this was a few days after I weeded):
Then I moved on to the trees. We decided to put in apple and pear trees for my youngest who wanted them this year. Besides transforming our garden into a Square Foot Garden to allow us to plant more stuff, these trees are the addition to the garden this year.
When you are planting apple and pear trees, you need two trees of different varieties for cross-pollination (to ensure that you get fruit on your tree). We chose two pear trees and two apple trees, because although it is possible to cross-pollinate an apple tree with a pear tree, it’s not guaranteed. I knew if I was going to spend the time digging the holes and taking care of the trees, that I wanted to make sure I would get some apples and pears to eat! So, we went the easy route and just planted two different varieties of each.
Now I just need to get the top level of my walkway finished (which is know as weed central). It’s a bit more complicated than just pulling out the weeds – I have to take out all the rocks, then pull up the (not working at all) weed barrier and all the weeds, then plant my new plants (hosta, bleeding hearts, lilies), put back down the weed barrier and replace the rocks. It’s a weekend (or more) project for sure.
Here’s where I am headed for Renovation Thursday in the next few weeks:
- Kitchen Backsplash – DONE!
- Repair Slide on Swing Set – DONE!
- Patch Office Walls
- Paint Office Walls
- Remove Screws from the Office Ceiling
- Hang Pictures in Office
- Finish Patching Kitchen Ceiling
- Fix Outlet in Kitchen – DONE!
- Fix Fan in Kitchen
- Screw Sink in Laundry Room into Wall – DONE!
- Wood Trim Under Washer
- Replace Island Lights in Kitchen – DONE!
- Patch Kitchen Wall
- Paint Kitchen Ceiling
- Paint Kitchen Walls
- Patch Dining Room Walls
- Paint Dining Room Walls
- Paint Downstairs Vanity
- New Hardware for Downstairs Vanity
- Cubbies for Mudroom
- Bench for Mudroom
- Locker Holders in Mudroom
- Cabinet for Circuit Breakers
- Patch Holes in Living Room
- Paint Touch Up Living Room
- Hang Children’s Picture in Living Room
- Patch Above Front Door
- Put Piece of Wood Under Front Door
- Paint Above Front Door
- Remove Molding in Hallway
- Replace Outlets in Hallway
- Replace Light Switches in Hallway
- Paint Hallway
- Fix Wheelbarrow Wheel – DONE!
- Remove Rocks in Front Yard
- Plant Flowers in Front Yard
- New Weed Barrier in Front Yard
- Replace Rocks in Front Yard
- Pull Weeds and Trim Existing Front Flowers – DONE!
- Plant Trees in Front Yard – DONE!
- Paint Touch Up Guest Bath
- Patch Guest Bath Walls
- Paint Touch Up Master Bath
- Fix Vanity Door in Master Bath
- Fix Drain in Master Bath Sink – DONE!
- Fix Shower Heads in Master Bath – DONE!
- Prime Master Bedroom Walls
- Paint Touch Up Master Bedroom
- Fix Fan Wobbling in Master Bedroom
- Lattice for Children’s Artwork in Hallway
- Patch Hole in Wood Floor in Living Room
- Paint Pantry
- Fix Kickplate in Kitchen
- Paint Kickplate in Kitchen
- Fix Doors on Office Bookshelves – DONE!
- Tape All Child Locks
- Clean Tops of Kitchen Cabinets
See you next week as we tackle more home improvement!
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