A New Patio...Reducing our front lawns
Here's a look back at the journey.
|The original grassy patch ....a favorite neighborhood kitty toilet...so pleasant|
|Behind the pot in an 'L' shape the grass will be dug up with a new walkway put in|
My friend Katie from Katie's Gardening came with a crew and dug out the grass, filled it with gravel, compressed it, then added sand, compressed again and laid the stones with some minor cutting.
|New pavers in the former kitty toilet space|
|new walkway..bye bye muddy boots|
It's wonderful to step out onto a clean walk way when I get in or out of the car. We have now added some dirt back to the edges and have reseeded. In all, we likely removed a 3' x 20' section of lawn by creating the paver walkway and removed a 5' x 20'ish section grass section in the grassy patch.
Today, I got my Mother's day present early as I requested new pots to transplant my clematis into and pot up my baby Japanese maple trees. Hubby complied and even helped fill the pots with soil. I feel that my new front 'hot' patio is close to completion.
|New green pots|
|new pots and the clematis has been transplanted so that it can have the lattice to climb up|
Thanks to Katie's Gardening for a great installation! I'm thrilled with this new space. It's tidy and there is far less grass to mow in the front.