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.
I love it! My dogs constantly track mud into my house. It's such a pain. I love the green pots against the blue garage. :o) Mondo excellente!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Now, it's back to saving $$ so I can do the back yard!Delete
What a difference it makes. I love it. Now you've got all that space for plants and other goodies. Exciting! I love the green pots. It really ties it all together and contrasts beautifully with your house color. Nice that you got it done so early. You've got the whole growing season to enjoy it.ReplyDelete
I got some pretty heirloom nasturtium seeds to put in some of the pots for summer color. I'm really happy with how it all turned out.Delete
The new patio is fabulous! Katie did a great job. Love the bright green pots against the blue garage.ReplyDelete
Yay for the hot patio! Great color choice for the pots, such a cheery bright color. What are you looking for as far as the agave containers?ReplyDelete
I'll take suggestions!Delete
I thoroughly approve. I still remember with pleasure the day I finally got rid of the lawn-mower! Your green pots would suit one of my daughters - she absolutely loves that colour. She has green clothes, green kitchen equipment, green garden tools... everything green!ReplyDelete
We keep trying to come up with a system for avoiding tracking mud into the house. Your solution to the problem is both handsome and efficient.ReplyDelete
I've got to work on the back yard..that's going to be a very large projectDelete
It looks great! Love the new walkway, especially the curved part! Your green pots are gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you do with the agaves. Black pots perhaps or maybe blue to match the garage? Great work, Katie! (so now do the cats just poop directly on the stone path? :))ReplyDelete
Ha Peter! I hope those neighborhood cats just go poop in their own yards! :)Delete
My hubby and I are working on some landscaping projects ourselves.. it is VERY slow going! haha! But your project looks great, it must feel so good to be finished!!ReplyDelete
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What a difference! It all looks great and I know you're going to enjoy this a lot. Love your green pots.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely Easter week ~ FlowerLady