In late July I knew I needed to do something about the sand undermining from below the concrete slab.. I knew what I wanted but lack of knowledge and experience led me to use a professional.. I found a local contractor and explained I wanted a natural appeal and asked him to bring me his “ugliest” boulders and clean dirt fill.. He laughed and said I know exactly what you want.. These are the results of his work.. And he made the driveway much wider and compacted gravel under the overhang where my planned porch will be.. I also knew that I needed to get a root system going and picked up a special grass seed that has encapsulated fertilizer and absorption capabilities that require 30% less watering.. The Home Depot employee that was helping me decide was worried that I was just throwing away my money on expensive seed, since I have no way of maintaining a watering system since I have no running water or well yet.. And to top it off, we had a very dry summer and September is our driest month..
I didn’t have time except to remove the biggest rocks and roots before literally tossing the seed around by hand.. The seed spreader I bought was just a pain in the rear.. I scratched some of the seed into the dirt and tossed on more seed..
With 2 short months and no watering except from the skies, I said a prayer and put it in God’s hands.. This is the result 😊