Sunday, June 12, 2011

Back yard progress

Billy and I have been working on the back yard. We have never used the space because it was uneven, full of holes and completely overgrown with weeds. We have a nice fenced in area back there and I decided to come up with a plan to make it a place we will use.

First I made a rough sketch of a simple and inexpensive yard.

Next Billy weed whacked the forest of growth. I raked and dumped the weeds to clear the area. Then Billy and I swung the tools, broke up the dirt and smoothed out the hills & holes.

I dug out some lines for rocks and pathways. Then we showered the yard with grass seed and fertilizer. I have slowly been bringing in wheelbarrows full of gravel rock (from a big pile up the road). This is how it looks so far.


  1. Oh wow! I am loving this! Nice work! I can't wait to see it in person.

  2. I am way jealous that you have a yard for the kids to play in. You are doing a great job with it. We will just have to keep going to mom and dad's to play.

  3. Wow! That looks great! I want to get going with our yard too. This is inspiring.