Still to come is a more detailed post about what we’ve discovered about remediating a non-organic lawn. HOWEVER, I felt I needed to share what we’ve got going on now. Adam got involved in the whole process, and he is a do-er while I am a thinker, so he got a load of wood chips delivered. The idea is to add organic matter to the soil. We’ve been squirreling these chips away to various places in the yard—burying them in the ground, making piles, etc.
The worst part are all the comments from the neighbors. People give us horrified looks and say “that’s a lot of work”. We’ve been asked if there’s a hobbit under there. I get the reference, but that literally makes no sense.
The best part is the steam rising from the top, which means it’s cooking away in there, like a good compost pile should! Actually, the true best part is that our yard is already a more interesting place with our piles and trenches. Whacky, bizarre, unconventional, yes. But there is a REASON to go out to the front yard, which there never was before. I suppose the lesson is that ANYTHING is more interesting than a “perfect” lawn.