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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Side Patio

Prep work for a small patio next to the driveway. 

Tamped with a jumping jack and then hand tamped after final grading. 

Screeding the sand


Finally cutting in the pavers...way more work than I was expecting.

Saturday, July 29, 2017


First full year of the new garden plots. Each plot is approximately 8x4 feet with a 2 foot path between. 

Garden paths 

Finally getting the pathways completed between the garden plots. Would really have liked to use decomposed granit, but it isn't available locally. 

Instead we are using crushed limestone (class 5 gravel) overtop some geotext fabric to keep the gravel separated from the dirt. Total of 6 yards will be used. 

Hedge and hose hangers

Planted a Contoneaster hedge along the southern property line for some additional privacy. Should grow to be about 7-8 feet tall. 

Basketball Hoop

2ft by 4ft hole, 31 60# bags of concrete. Took about two weeks. Probably one of my more planned out projects. It's square, plumb and level, that usually doesn't happen. Kids have been enjoying it. Still need to lay some pavers along the driveway. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Screen Door

Finally installed the screen door after a year of procrasting. Looks much better than the old aluminum door and very much looking forward to having the breeze again this summer.