Sunday, June 24, 2012

Big Backyard Project

Well, we have been crazy busy working on our backyard for quite sometime now. And it is slowly coming along. Still have some things to do to really finalize it, we would like to plant some trees and do more to it but mainly we have been working on the grass and Patio.

Here are some pictures of the slow process… mainly for my record.

This is what it looked like for a year. Dirt and Weeds.

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Then we cut it down and got ready to till it.

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Then we turned up the dirt and got ready for Grass. 

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Then we laid the sod.

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Then we took a break. We left all this dirt to put a patio… Weeds started to grow again.


Then Alma cleaned it up, laid some weed block and brought back a truck-load of crushed granite and leveled it out. Then he rented a machine to pound it down. Lots of work.


Then we brought back all the flagstone from the driveway to the backyard. Again, Lots of work.


And started the biggest heaviest puzzle I have ever done.

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Next, we just make sure it is all level with no edges sticking up, put the pile of crushed granite on our little patio all over the rocks and sweep it between the cracks and then seal it off. Still have some work to do but we are definitely getting there!


Here are the before and after pictures:


We know it is a big Patio, but the grass here is not the most fun thing to roll around in and we figured we would use the Patio more than the grass so we made it bigger. We plan to put a picnic table out there and the girls little swimming pool and some toys and chairs and the BBQ grill and maybe a fire pit. We are excited!

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