Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Will the Gardener rest?

After a summer of too much rain in June, a broken inground sprinkler system in July, and relentless heat in August, our lawn fell victim to the heat, dryness, fungus, and insects. Then the new irrigation system arrived a couple of weeks ago and left us with a field of mud and trenches.

Next step was the aeration and verticut process of the lawn or what little was left of it. Over 100 lbs. of grass seed were spread.

And now we wait. Will the seed germinate? Will it survive the invasion of 12 Siberian paws? We aren't too worried about water. The new system is doing a great job of covering the entire area. AND we had a deluge of rain overnight with more coming this week.

The big question is: will the resident gardener understand that her work is done, and it is time to sit back and wait?

You aren't talking about ME, are you?


soggibottom said...

looks like she could do with her own patch for her veggie's, Dog bones, the odd cookie. Would it make a difference ?
Like all great gardeners she will want more land.
She probably could do with a cup of tea after all that hard work :-) x x x

JD and Max said...

Ah Ciara, you are so beautiful! We hope you manage to refrain from digging up the garden - a beauty such as yourself doesn't need a mud pack you know! And if your humans are anything like our humans they simply don't understand 'an artist at work' whilst you're landscaping - sigh!!!!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

George the Lad said...

That's alot of seed, if you did that over here you would need one of them scarecrows to keep the birds off!!!
Watching that grow is just as bad as watching paint dry lol.
See Yea George xxx

Barbara said...

Man, she is so beautiful!

I'm having to reseed too, what with my little digger and all...

Wild Dingo said...

Drop the act little Miss "who me?" First: you're a sibe. that means you are a criminal. Second: you like to dig. that means you are a garden criminal. Don't think for one cotton pickin' minute you're pullin' the old pantyloons puppypants over our eyes!

Piappies World said...

Hello there Ciara!

The Wai-Pups --- Wai-Max and Wai-Pai are the piappies resident gardeners here. Diggings, pulling out plants and flowers, the works!

You manage to stay cute and that usually gets us out of trouble too!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Sierra Rose said...

Looking quite patient there!!! Love grass!!! Hope your new yard takes sprout soon :) Enjoy!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Amy and The House of Cats said...

It stinks that your lawn didn't make it this year and that you had to replace it and the sprinkler system. We hope it will germinate and grow great!!

And Ciara you are such a cutie - we know you will be a good girl and let the seed take root and grow before you start to dig it!

Samantha said...

Oh Ciara - you are just so darned gorgeous!!! 1,000 pounds of grass seed? That is a lot - and we're sure it will "take"!!! Actually, we are always in awe of your beautiful green lawn(s) and would have liked to have frolicked on it ourselves, so we are surprised that it got chewed up! But good, great luck in letting your resident gardener play Keep Away at this point!!!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

3 doxies said...

Oh daaaaaang!!!!! I totally lost my train of thought afters I read Wild Dingo's comment...bwhahahaha!
Ummmm...okays, well I think dis would be da most bestest digging time...you know when da ground is nice and damp...dat way you won't break a nail! Now if you prefers I will come show you since I loves your yard so much. Just makes sure you know I is on my way and not a solicitor...hehehe!


The Heartbeats said...

OMD! Momma thought about paying for a gardener but she felt she couldn't afford for anyone to clean up the mess WE make!!

KB said...

The last photo of Ciara is spectacular. She's such a beautiful girl, looking more mature each day. You are very lucky to have found her and vice-versa!

I think that your gardener looked sleepy in most of the photos so perhaps she knows that her work is done!

Aksharaa said...

Oh!You guys are so so lucky your mum is helping u. ours seem to have totally neglected us and we r so badly behind in our commenting.we r sure one day everyone will forget us:(
u look so gorgeous Ciara.
yeps, JD n Max are right, no one seems to understand our efforts at landscaping too. But we still manage to grow some nice plants.
your grass seeds will soon grow into a carpet,we hope .
best of luck,
bud n gin

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Ciara, that lawn is going to need all the help you can give it! Just don't get caught

Sagira said...

haha...I am willing to bet that Ciara is such a hard worker she will never think her work is done. :)

Sychoberians said...

Uhhhh, We think your work has just begun. You may take a break if you wish until the seed starts to sprout, then it is back to work. No rest for the wicked.

Remy and Flash

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Ciara, you are soooooo beautiful!


Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm on the edge of my dog bed! I can't wait to see how this all turns out!

Wiggles & Wags,

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

The naughtiest AND cutest gardener around....

Stella said...

I agree with KB, that last picture of you is a dazzler! Just last night I ran across a picture of you when I sent you a little blankie to sleep with, which all babies need. Now you are a grown up girl, who loves to garden! Better leave it alone for a while and you will have peace!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Looks like the little Gardner is dreaming of new design techniques..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Huffle Mawson said...

It looks to me like you are doing a good job so far Ciara!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We bet there will be weeds among the new grass blades! Make sure you get all of those weeds, Ciara!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Ciara, is that a bit of understanding patience I see in your eyes...or are you waiting for just the right sun angle before you to go to work?

sprinkles said...

You really are a pretty girl, Ciara!

Sounds like all that yard work was pretty costly!

Anonymous said...

You are all doing such a wonderful job as landscapers!

When you are done with your yard come on over and do ours, OK?

woo woos, Tessa

♥♥♥♥Team Husky♥♥♥♥ said...

Haroo Mudder-in-law:)

I haf complete faith in yur resident gardener!!! My sweetie Ciara looks like she has grown and her facial markings have changed again.....she is turning from a puppy into a grown up pupper!!!

Please give her lots of smooches from me!

Play bows and woofs and snuggles for my sweetie

Mango said...

You know what they say about watching grass grow...

I doubt you will be able to sit still long enough to see if it works. Just try not to dig up too much of it, OK?


Jake of Florida said...

With all that space, we're thinking you could have your own plot of green beans and tomatoes and wally melon...

Think about it!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Frankie Furter said...

Hey Ciara, don't cha just LOVE the look on the mom's face when you got to the door with HOOOOOOGE mud cakes all over your paws... That is just PRICELESS... I'm just sayin' girrrl

houndstooth said...

I think you're going to have to go back to covert garden improvements, Ciara!


Maggie Mae said...


Every project needs a good snoopervisor and I tinks youz did a grreat job wif dis one. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie MAe

Kari in WeHo said...

sounds to me like someone will be under lots of supervision when outside!


BeadedTail said...

Ciara, we hope you at least go to help aerate the lawn! Maybe you can help dig some holes for tress or something too!

PeeS: Our mommy and daddy were wishing they were at Arrowhead last night for that game! There are no fans like Chiefs fans so they know it was a lot of fun!

Deborah said...

I'm waiting for the pictures with your paws covered with dirt. You ARE helping the guys with the sprinkler system, right? LOL

Tanuki Maxx said...

You sure are one hardworking pup Ciara!
Mommy believes you have greenpaws and are a natural at gardening!
Hi to your brothers!!


Wyatt said...

Our best guess is NO. Those paws were made for digging...and that is just what they'll do!!


Lorenza said...

Hmmmm.... I am sure she is waiting until the grass grows again!
Kisses and hugs

Emma Rose said...

She is so beautiful! We had to re-seed part of our yard this year too. Now we love it :)

Emma Rose

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

NevFUR ;=) ! ! !

Furry nice pikhs -

Woo have the art of Siberian lounging and napping and pondering soooo under khontrol!

PeeEssWoo: Let's hear it fur your brown paws - I mean green paws!

ForPetsSake said...

Sadly, Sibes are not very good at waiting...I do wish you luck, though!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Ciara, you are so beautiful!!! We love the pictures of you!! That's a lot of work on the yard! Mom gave up on ours because somebody likes to run around and dig holes and now loves to run up and down th fence line..no idea who it is! Looking forward to the outcome of yours...we bet it will be beautiful! Lots of love, Holly and Mom

Lacy said...

w00fs, heehee, she prolly wont..does she like to catch bugs and torture then eat them like Jodee does..

b safe,

Ruby's Raiser said...

Could this dog be any more beautiful? No. No, she could not! She is stunning! Best of luck with the grass, no matter how hard we try, there's just no keeping it all green with these two piddlin' girls around. ;)

Life With Dogs said...

Do the dogs pay any attention once the ground has been turned over? Our Labs would dig that up! :)

Mr Koda MD said...


Green thumb I am not.

However, that lawn definately needs some attention, 4 paws, 12 paws, whats the difference if you're thorough!

By the way Ciara, you sure are getting pretty (gulp!) I bet Mr Yak thinks so too

Dennis the Vizsla said...

She looks like she might be ready for a break. Or she could just be planning her next project back there.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Wish I can send Mark our gardener ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Remington said...

Those pics are the BEST!

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Ciara, you are too cute! You can tell your mama that gardening is very soothing...;)

sam & June

road-dog-tales said...

Hmmm, how about a special dirt box just for YOU to dig in? In the meantime, just be patient. A nice yard full of soft green grass is great for rolling in! And it won't get your beautiful fur so dirty!
The Road Dogs

Ginger Jasper said...

Mol yes beautiful we are talking about you.. Your expression is priceless. Hugs GJ xx

FiveSibesMom said...

Phantom, Ciara, and TD are so beautiful! Nice pics of Ciara being the Vanna White of the garden show! 100 pounds of grass seed, wow, I know that it wouldn't last through all of our 20 Sibe paws! Sorry about your lawn/sprinkler trouble, hope this works and grows thick green grass for you!

Tell Mom thank you for the note on our blog, and yes, the photos of your sweet Dakota reminds me too of our sweet Chloe. I can only imagine how much she misses her Dakota.

It's almost Friday...I hope you have a good weekend!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi all of woo!
oh ciara, you are a beeeutiful gardner!
we cannot wait to see your new lawn!
it will come!

m & e