Side Yard

December 30th, 2009

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Some of that leftover gravel is headed over to our side yard which will be turned into an entertainment space fitted with cement square pavers, a fire pit, and lots’o crazy drought tolerant plantings. It’s going to be A to the Mazing if all goes as planned…

But, what have we accomplished in the two years of thinking and planning this area?

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Here is a before pic (from our inspection) of the area connecting the back yard to the side yard located behind the garage. We think the previous owner used it as a dog run or something else way more sinisterly creepy. It was lined with plywood, janky wood pallets and TONS of that hamster wood-shaving stuff. Smell = gross.

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We cleaned all that scariness out, lined the area with geotextile fabric and dumped about four inches of the driveway gravel down.

Much better.

So much more to do: fix the fence, create planting areas, level it all out, actually put paint on the house. It’s still not fully primed yet…six months after we began…jeeez.

2010! Year of the exterior!

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  1. nkp on 12/30/2009:

    I love watching your work-in-progress. It's already worlds away from where you started. Looks great!

  2. angela ferdig on 12/30/2009:

    That must feel so good to clear out and see so clean and fresh. Amazing hard work!!!

  3. wool and misc on 12/30/2009:

    It looks amazing! I spit water at my screen when I read, "something else way more sinisterly creepy."

    Happy 2010!

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