This past week we finally started a project that we’ve been saving for a long time. We’ve talked about installing a sprinkler system for years but never got around to doing it. On Thursday, April 13th we had Oklahoma Irrigation install our system for us. They were over half way through when it began to rain. They had to stop work until it was over and dried up a bit. It was too wet to work on it the next day, yesterday.
They were going to come back yesterday but it was too wet. It looks like tomorrow (Easter) it is scheduled to rain again so they may not even be back on Monday. We’ll see how conditions are. I will never complain about getting rain so to me, I am okay with the delay. Yes, the lawn is torn up but this is the third year in a row so I think we can handle it. The first year, we had a storm shelter installed, then it was the ham radio tower pad and finally, now it is the sprinkler system. I guess this will force our hand on dealing with the non grass around the storm shelter (cellar). We are going to have to place some sod around it to get it growing now so that we don’t have erosion. We’ve been holding off for this very project to get completed.
As you can see in these pictures, the lawn is a real mess. We wanted to mow it and edge it last weekend but could not because the utility companies had to come out and mark the locations of their lines across the lawn. They did this with paint and flags so I could not mow the flags over. I can’t wait to get this project complete and the lawn begin to repair itself. I’ll keep you posted with more pictures as it moves forward.