Sunday, October 4, 2009

backyard transformation- part 1

my husband and father spent the entire day saturday working in our new backyard. to be honest, i figured they would clear the vines & brush away, maybe move the rocks into a pile. i CANNOT believe how much they accomplished! i think the pictures say it better than i ever could! enjoy...


BEFORE
(view from back steps- building on right is the garage)
BEFORE
(view to the left of the back steps- note the large pine tree in the middle of everything)

BEFORE
(looking towards the garage- back steps on the right. messy!)


AND THEN THE BOB CAT ARRIVES!
Everyone loved driving the bobcat- well, all the men. i enjoyed painting ALL day. but it was fun to watch them playing- i mean working- with the big machine all day!

and then the chainsaws came out...


bye bye pinetree!

and before i knew it, the drains for our future patio were going in...

this is a little better view of the work they did in the backyard- the regrading work looks so good! i know it doesn't look like much, but a few months ago you couldn't see the neighbors for all the brush. i'm SO happy!(oh, they built that fence a month ago, too! don't be jealous of my handy husband & awesome daddy!)

so now i have to aerate & overseed the mud pit- i mean backyard.
stay tuned for further developments! : )




















6 comments:

pk said...

You've got the hard part out of the way! Exciting...
pk @ room remix

Sheri said...

Oh how fun (And what a lot of work). It's going to be so nice once you are done.


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Cindy Harvey said...

Can't wait to see what you do with it! I like a clean slate...

Mandy said...

Wow! Outside projects are always so much work! Looks like it will be worth it!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Great job! I just linked up about our backyard too... always A LOT of work!

Lolli said...

That is so much work, but so worth it!