Dangerous words from two people with very little design ability. Or patience.
We have been talking about getting some edging around our house for awhile now. We even had a landscaper come out this past spring and he showed us how to use a hose to outline what you want to cut out before you actually cut out the turf. And he gave us an estimate for the labor and the cost of the edging material. So we have been thinking about how we can afford it. And… here comes one of Dwayne’s visions.
Dwayne has access to some sandstone rock at work. Great. Free rock. We just have to get it ourselves. Actually, my wonderful husband gets all of that fun to himself! Dwayne pulled our hose out of the reel and we started at one end of the house, figured out where we wanted the line to be and then sprayed along it with marker paint. when we hit the end, we moved the hose to the next section and did the same. All the way around the house. And we decided to make a flower bed around our Purple Mountain Ash. So we marked that out, too. Next, we have to strip the sod. Neither of us have ever done anything like that before. Well, that hasn’t stopped us in the past, so Dwayne rented a sod stripper last week and set to work.
It looked pretty rough. Especially around the tree.
After a lot of pulling up the sod and raking what is left, we started laying the rock that we have already.
So far, so good. We will need a lot more rock before we are finished, but Dwayne is doing a great job in getting it to look good. Especially where the lawn slopes.
And with landscape fabric and mulch to keep the weeds down, it is going to look really nice.
We will put in some larger stones for a path from the patio to the yard.
Dwayne took the best looking sod and replaced some not-so-good-looking sod along our driveway.
While Dwayne has done most of the work (and doing a great job at it, too!), the cat’s apparently worked so hard supervising that they needed to rest.
Here’s to a relatively painless finish to what we have started!