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Garden project

We have taken on a massive project – more like multiple massive projects around here and I’ve finally had time to take the pictures and upload them to my computer to show you all.



Before pictures:

Landscape before remodel-2Final

Although, it’s green grass, the lawn was tough to mow because of all the ins and outs. 

Landscape before remodel (1)-2Final  There was a row of arborvitae (Yuck!) and a big patch of dead grass that was only spreading in our lawn.  Plus, it’s always nice to expand gardens and have less lawn to mow, right?


After pictures:


Note the new gardens by the entrance and the flagstone pathways.  The gravel over the grass will be our next project (getting a load of compost delivered this week and then spread it, then seed over it – should have nice new grass in about 1 month!)


And – NO ABORVITAE!  Yeah!  I’ve always hated those.  I plan to plant some rhodys or other taller plants to take their place – just not in one long row.  And see the border bricks outlining our new gardens???  Easy curves for the lawnmower and bigger gardens, less grass.  Again – you have to picture the green grass on the gravel – it’s coming soon!



During – the fun stuff:


Huge amounts of gravel to spread


Huge amounts of “tractor dirt” as Alex calls it  and those ugly aborvitae


A working man – he shoveled 30 tons of gravel, 12 yards of dirt, and has done most of the labor.  What a man!


Dump trucks to watch with Grandma Sandy – very fascinating to see REAL big dump trucks at our house!


Standing on top of big piles of dirt


Helping shovel – just like Daddy


Two dirty boys


Posing with his shades and dump truck


The trusty dump truck that was found at an antique store last spring that has been put to really good use over the last couple of months.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting. I love everything! It is already looking fabulous! Very worthwhile project! Of course, Alex is the frosting on the cake! 'bama C