the year of the mud

ronbreMay 9, 2009

so how many of you are experienceing the year of the mud after having just moved into your home since last fall?

we went through it in the year 2003 and somewhat in 2004 as not all was growing well..Son went through it in 2006 when he moved his home in next to us and is still experiencing it..we also have the mud flats between us where we buried pex for wood boiler last November..and he is now also doing a walk out from his basement..

If you are going through the year of the mud..have patience..it won't last forever..eventually the mud goes away and you'll have lawn..photo 2007

one good thing is now you have your paths established..if nothing more put in some pavers to step on..at first we used boards and bales of hay..but got the pavers in first thing.

i know money is short..so if you don't have pavers..at least get some spoiled hay to walk on.

now is a good time also to start getting in that lawn..and don't walk on it once it is planted until you are ready to mow if you can help it..you have those paths !!!!

Mark out your flower/tree beds now OK..you might not get them planted..but keep that grass seed out of them..if you hve that hay..put it on those beds..remember the more beds you have the more you can grow and the less lawn to mow..might not seem important now but it will.

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christopherh

When we built our modular in the fall of 2002 we didn't experience that much mud. (And "mud" is a SEASON up here!)
What we did was put stone walkways in as soon as the house was finished. That was Thanksgiving weekend and the first weekend in December we had 42 inches of snow. So we didn't see the ground again until Easter.

Our ranch is similar to yours except we had the split roof installed. So we have a 6x20 foot porch in front. And that's a GREAT place to put firewood for the woodstove.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2009 at 8:11AM
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summergardener

ahhhh! The mud...hmmmm We installed our double wide in the fall and had a blizzard that winter. Tested the home out for extreme wind conditions!We were lucky enough to have our basement builder leave some boards that he was getting rid of. We used those as a walkway for what seemed like forever. Boards get slippery when wet/muddy though; so be careful:0 We had mud again this past year until lately (it is getting much better recently) when we put a garage and pool in. Seems to always come back! But you are right...it won't last forever and the paths are usually the ones you naturally will use, so yes, put in the walkways there. Great post! How about some before and afters? LOL I'll look to see if I have any mud pic.s

    Bookmark   July 21, 2009 at 4:20PM
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