On July 3rd, we spent the day at home finally starting our landscape project. We'd bought the supplies nearly 3 weeks ago but due to schedules, rain, and a busy life in general, it took a while to get going. The kids busied themselves by washing their cars and playing in the hose.
Somehow I knew the afternoon would end up like this:
It was super cute to see Ty helping Daddy with the level. Ty would put the level on the blocks, put his hands in the air, squat down and take a good look. Wish I had a pic!
Jeremy is seriously a God. We both learned that putting in a retaining wall, on a curve and a hill no less, is pretty freakin' difficult. Combined with our perfectionist personalities, this had disaster written all over it :-) Luckily, Jeremy has the patience of a saint, so while the kids and I were napping, he spent 3 hours leveling the ground, pouring sand & rock, tamping it down and the finishd product looks AWESOME. I don't have a before pic (ugh!) but just use your imagination. The bushes hadn't been trimmed since the builders planted them 4 years ago. The red bricks once bordering the bushes were so overgrown with grass that Jeremy had a tough time locating some. Very Jungle-esque.
(Don't mind the dead grass....we've termed the corridor, pardon my french, "piss alley". Since we live on the subdivision's trail, all the dogs pee on that 1 foot strip which really does a number on the quality of grass. For the money we're paying for True Green, it better start looking good soon!)
Next on the to do list: get the overgrown grass/weeds out from the inside portion, refill with rocks, and commit to the types of flowers I want planted. I'm researching that now and hopefully will decide soon!! Then we have a fence FINALLY getting installed and I can hardly wait!!