Monthly Archives: September 2013

Finished! Garden is going, grass is trying to grow.

Backyard Project

Work on the backyard was one of the items that got cut from our renovation project because of budget issues, so we saved to do the necessary work for the first year we were here. And when we found out we were having babies, we knew we had to get it done or it might never happen!

We didn’t want anything fancy – just something besides a wasteland. It took several steps, but we finally got there and are so happy to have it done.

Before...look at all that concrete! (2012 garden)
Before…look at all that concrete and the janky fence! (2012 garden)
After we got the concrete removed the first time
After we got the concrete removed the first time
The more legit guys finishing up the concrete removal and grading the yard
The more legit guys finishing up the concrete removal and grading the yard
Framing for pouring the walk
Framing for pouring the walk
The walk is poured, and Joel and I spread several yards of topsoil
The walk is poured, and Joel and I spread several yards of topsoil
Our nice craigslist friend, Victor, built us a shed
Our nice craigslist friend, Victor, built us a shed
Shed is done, and Joel spread several thousand pounds of rock in the areas we didn't want grass (I did not help with this part!)
Shed is done, and Joel spread several thousand pounds of rock in the areas we didn’t want grass (I did not help with this part!)
Finished! Garden is going, grass is trying to grow.
Finished! Fence is built, garden is going, and grass is trying to grow.

 

I can't forget...we got air conditioning! This really saved me at the end of pregnancy when I was spending so much time at home (and was so large).
I can’t forget…we got air conditioning! This really saved me at the end of pregnancy when I was spending so much time at home (and was so large).