After the grass I planted around the pool came in nicely, I turned my attention to the rest of the yard. There were quite a few bald patches of grass that needed some love, due to a combination of the drought this year and leftover damage from the pool construction the previous summer.
After planting grass seed and installing a large array of automated sprinklers, I was able to get the grass to come in nicely. It should be hearty enough to survive the winter after being able to grow throughout September and October, and be in good shape for the spring.
As the late fall cold approaches, it’s sadly been time to do a lot of fall cleanup tasks at both the main house and the lake house: taking the boat to winter storage, bringing the pool furniture inside, and winterizing the pool.
With those chores done, I’ve been able to enjoy the last bits of fall warmth in the three season room, which really shines in late spring and early fall.