The BGBG that is already established is growing very nicely and manages to crowd out the noxious grasses, like crab grass and foxtail, that were there before. It also looks beautiful:
Can't you just picture a woman homesteader walking out into a golden stand of prairie early in the morning to visit her garden?
So all week I've been digging up sod and transplanting it. In doing so, I temporarily created my own mini-sod farm:
I transplanted the sod the way my father taught me: dig a trench, pack in the chunks as tightly as possible and gently pound it in with your fist to make good contact with the soil. Then fill in any spaces between with loose dirt and water in.
Here are the results:
There now. Doesn't that look better already?