Doing Some Work In The Yard

I love my backyard. It’s fairly big compared to some of the other yards we have had out here. It needs a lot of help though. Fortunately the pool doesn’t take up the entire yard but the weeds seem to be at the moment. Which eventually I am going to get to pulling them, but I have other work to do first. There is this huge area of dirt by the pool that wasn’t sectioned off from the rocks and nothing is growing out of it. It was driving me crazy to look at it. So I utilized some of the stuff we had already around the backyard to pretty it up a bit. I actually showed Brent last night what I had done so far and we decided what to do with the dirt areas remaining. We are going to get some good soil (probably potting or manure) and we are going to make a pretty garden with flowers etc. It’s a huge area, but with what I have done it’ll look gorgeous. Here are some pictures of my work.

backyard design

If you click the image to make it larger you will see the wood lining I placed on the left. Before NOTHING was there.

 

stepping stonesThese stepping stones were already there. I placed the wood and the dirt inside it is a pebble and sand mixture that is on the side of my house. After I placed the dirt and wood I leveled it (sort of) then used the water to wash the stones and compact it all a bit.

backyard pathThis is just the end of the pathway. I took the shot to show Brent that I even made it curve a bit. Snazzy. Ha!

other side of yardThis is the other side. I added the wood over there also. And if you notice there is wood laying over there. It’s from some random make shift dog pen that Brent tore down. I’m adding wood to section off over there also and clearing the rocks from that side. Hopefully today that wood will be broke down and ready to haul off.

diy landscapeJust a better shot of what’s been done so far.

 

I’ll add more pictures as I get farther along. I actually moved some red edging bricks that were laying around, to a pretty bush/shrub/tree we have back there. They are now in a circle around them and it looks quite nice!

 

Read all about my DIY Yard and Landscaping work.

Comments

  1. Same here. We’ve been busy trying to replace everything the unusually harsh winter killed.

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