The guys were back on Friday and they finished (on-time and a bit under budget)! I had hoped to get outside yesterday – you know, without a boot – to take photos; but instead, I’m sharing ones that Marc took on Saturday.
Here’s the front.
This is looking down the hill to the left of the house – new sod (zoysia, since this side gets very little sun), new plants (including a few roses) and lots of pinestraw.
Now we’re looking at the backyard, from just inside the gate at the bottom of the hill. It’s hard to believe this used to be a mud-puddle! The first turn in the path goes up to the patio (which is currently empty – and will soon have comfortable chairs and maybe even a fire pit). The second turn is where we’ll put a grill (also to be purchased. soon.)
Here’s a closer look at the far side of the yard. I love the hydrangeas peaking out over the wall!
A look back at the yard; this angle shows the grill and patio areas more clearly.
Looking back down the hill on the right side of the house – new plants, new sod (bermuda on this side), more pinestraw and that swale I showed y’all last week. Today we’re finally going to get rain (starting in a just a couple of hours) to test it out.
And finally, a cleaned up bed of daylilies to the right of the garage. This bed used to extend beyond the stones where Marc is standing. We made it smaller (putting sod around the stones) and moved some of the daylilies to other beds in the front.
We are really happy with how it all turned out. and look forward to using the backyard. Marc is obsessed now with finding the perfect grill. and I’m spending a good bit of time looking at furniture. (the internet is a wonderful place these days!)
And for a smile, I snapped this photo yesterday afternoon when I took Holly out for her walk. This pretty much sums up what my summer looks like!Hope your week is off to a great start!
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