My Sunday Photo for this week is titled Dirt
After years of neglect, we had finally decided to fix up our tiny back yard. With Hannah now an energetic toddler, it was necessary to create an inviting outdoor space for her to be able to play in over summer. Key to that was the laying of new grass. With new grass comes dirt…
Unfortunately, our yard is completely enclosed. The only way to access it is through the house. Normally that doesn’t bother me at all, but this weekend it became a little bit of a problem – how do you keep the inside clean when you have to transport a cubic metre of soil and many rolls of turf through it?
The answer is simple. You don’t.
I tried to protect the floor as best I could with some plastic drop sheets. They did a decent job of catching the worst of it. But ultimately the idea of protecting the floor from all of the dirt that was carried through the house was futile and from early on in the operation I resigned myself to a substantial clean up at the end.
The turf-laying operation was a great success. The yard looks like a million dollars! Once the new grass has had time to establish, it is going to be a toddler oasis for Hannah to enjoy and a great place for Emma and me to relax.
The clean up was not so bad. A couple of hours on my hands and knees with a cloth and bucket. I mopped it twice just to be sure all the dirt was gone. I’ve never been so happy to have tiled floors!