Tuesday, October 13, 2009

the yard, pt. 1

step inside our house and the place is beginning to look pretty lived in already. outdoors is a totally different story.

since the day we moved in, we've lived with a construction zone for a backyard. in fact, we've been using leftover plywood as a walkway from our garage to our house for the past five months. 

Laying pavers (by ann-dabney)

Laying pavers (by ann-dabney)

we got sick of it all and finally did something about it.  thanks to dabney's dad, landscape architect extraordinaire, we had a plan...

...beginning with pavers that lead from garage to backdoor.

backyard (by ann-dabney)

we knew we need a friday-friendly backyard, so nearly half is gravel.

backyard (by ann-dabney)

backyard (by ann-dabney)

with the help of some magic sod, we added grass.  the stuff is like 30 lbs hair plugs.  instant gratification.

backyard (by ann-dabney)

presto!  we were done. 

backyard (by ann-dabney)

we still have many trees and containers to add, but this we'll give us a good base to build on. 

more soon...

p.s.  if you're wondering about that frontyard, we haven't touched it.  we're leaving that for a spring project.

1 comment:

Lady said...

show us a new photo so we can see what it looks like filled in!