We "finished" laying new grass in the backyard. As I posted here, we had big plans last Saturday, and starting at about 7:45 Saturday morning, we started tackling them. Mom and N headed to the locak rental place to pick up a sod cutter, and we first cut up all the old grass. We just ran it right over everything, dirt spots and all.
Then it came time to pick up the old grass. This took FOREVER. We had so many dirt spots, and at times had to re-cut an area that we couldn't just roll up the old stuff, we had to rake it into piles, then shovel it into a wheelbarrow, then dump it in a pile in the driveway.
The backyard to-do list:
paver stones along the house
create a flat surface for the bonfire pit
flat stones along the back left fence for opening the gate
clean out the back garden
remove the sandbox (we're going to use the sand to level the paver stone patio)
paver stones along the fence by the house