Holliston LEED House

This is the story of a family who built the first LEED "green" house in Holliston, Massachusetts. We were trying to spend no more than it would take to build an ordinary house,and maybe even succeeded. The dust is still settling.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Poor lawn

It is not the seed, but the soil that washed away with the spring and summer's torrential downpours that made this terrible patchy lawn. To see the poor struggling grass through the "concrete" that is all that remains of our beautiful soil is heartrending. However, because of these same downpours, we were in a race to stabilize the hillside with this eco-lawn seed.

Now that the hill is staying still, as it were, I have been bringing compost in, truckload by truckload, and shoveling it over the grass, raking it in, and augmenting the poor soil as best I can. Although I plan to lay in garden beds, first things first.



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