Front Yard Project

1 Jul

We live in an old house. It was built in 1916. We could be doing house projects daily for the rest of our lives probably but these days it is hard to make the time with the littles running around. We have decided that instead of putting our money towards one large project this year, we would rather do a few smaller projects to feel as though we are accomplishing more!

I started scalping the lawn for a front yard garden bed last summer but being pregnant, I never actually finished it and it all basically grew back. I always forget to take a before picture before I start things so this was after I stared creating the outline.

 

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After creating the outline, we cleared out all of the grass weeds.

 

IMG_7780{Just a couple of sexy diggers}

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Once everything was cleared, we placed these patio stones around our shape.

IMG_7775{Linden was super excited about his “castle”}

These are 6×9 patio pavers. Half of the pavers were to lie flat and level with the grass line.

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The other half of the pavers we added to the back of these in an upright position.

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It was a bit tougher around the curve because we had to keep a gap between each paver which created a rolling seam. So if you’re OCD, than don’t look too closely because the pavers stop lining up evenly.

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We added some sand over the top to fill in the cracks and add stability. We also added extra top soil to support the vertical pavers.


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We planted this hydrangea here 2 years ago and it has struggled for life. This was the first year it produced a flower. The flower was supposed to be blue but is actually pink which I read means our soil is too alkaline. I added coffee grounds to help that. I also just placed 2 little generic flowers in there for the summer. I plan to fill this with medicinal flowers next year like calendula, lavender, chamomile etc. The hope is that it will be beautiful but also useful.

 

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2 Responses to “Front Yard Project”

  1. arielle July 2, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    So awesome! Way to go, guys!

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