Last year when the humans were searching for a new apartment, we had a major role in the decision making process. They had to find something with a living area big enough to accommodate us and them and, preferably, with a garden or a little yard. The garden was asked also by the hm who loves having barbeque from time to time, but for the hf we were the main reason – grass for us! They managed and found a place like this and now we have a little garden.
But there was no grass in the garden. Moreover, the soil is not quite nice and the former renters had put a concrete terrace over the garden. Thanks all mighty guinea pigs’ gods they had to take it out, but they did a not so good job in removing all the stones and debris. Consequently, when the hf tried to plant grass last autumn, the results were not awesome. So, action was required.
Yesterday the hm was sent to buy some bags of nice soil. He came back with two of them, 80l in total. Today the hf (heavily pregnant, just for the record) went into the garden, cleaned the dead leaf and branches, spread the new soil and some new grass seeds. But she still needs more seeds, so she has to go shopping later.
Now the garden looks like this:
The whitish things are the seeds and we are waiting for some Belgian rain to help them grow. In two weeks the hf will spread new ones to fill in the gaps. Hopefully, in May or June we will have nice grass and we could go out and play in it. Of course, if it won’t rain all the time. The hf even thinks of buying or improvising some kind of fence to keep us away from the areas where other plants are, about which we have no idea if they are good or not for us.
In the meanwhile, we comfort ourselves with grass in pots. I know: it’s a hard life!
By the way, if you don’t have a garden, but you still have a balcony or some space in your house, you can put soil in some wood boxes (form wine, fruits etc.) and plant grass seeds. The bed doesn’t have to be deep for this kind of culture, 2 or 3 centimetres being sufficient. Than you can either cut the grass and give it to us or let us in the box to have some fun.