Experience has shown that to cover up bare, rocky areas on a slope the only practical solution here is to get grass sod. Putting down soil and grass seed simply doesn’t work because the heavy rain washes it away before it has a chance to root.

This weekend we finally got around to putting down grass up front where the old asphalt drive used to be. Our neighbour Leo had the number for a guy who sold grass and she also helped us collect it in her pickup truck, which was fantastic.

I’d never laid grass before, but it wasn’t too hard. It was slow going though, trying to get it level and keep the pieces tight together. It was raining most of the time I was working on it which was great for the grass but not so much fun for me!

I’m going to setup a sprinkler to water it on the days it doesn’t rain enough. Hopefully it won’t all die!