Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Side Yard Make Over, Part 2


Once we were back to work on the yard, we knew we wanted the yard to have flower beds as a perimeter. The sandy beach area would be in the center with a walking path around and through the yard, separating the different flower beds from the sandy beach and fire pit.

In the lower right of the photo above, you can see a brick border for the flower bed right next to the garage.  The shadow to the left is the flower bed right outside the front door. That leaves those round pavers as the walking path.

That path, however, is all wrong for the planned layout.......

All of the round pavers were removed and set aside. The gravel was raked, the pavers arranged over the existing gravel, then pea gravel was used to build a safe walking path. Those wheelbarrows and my dear husband got a workout!



It is important to note that everything used in the backyard must be wheelbarrowed into the area, there is no driveway that intersects with the backyard. All the sand, gravel, and rich topsoil were wheelbarrowed into place.

At this point, the yard was taking on the look and feel we were hoping for. We also knew the last problem to tackle was that fuschia bed, or so we thought. Walking in the yard was nice, the pea gravel was even comfortable on bare feet. But it did not take long to realize that there needed to be a demarcation line between the sand and the gravel......

Stay tuned for part 3.

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1 comment:

  1. I love the sound of pea gravel when you walk on it. Great job. Looking forward to seeing the end result. Don't work too hard!

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