I know, just as it appears water restrictions are imminent, my wife and I think about doing a little yard work to spruce things up. Well don't think we went overboard or anything - just a little project or two.First, in the front we moved a portion of hedges from one side of the sidewalk to the other. This allowed us to open up a small space where we could lay down some bricks and create a small patio.Probably not worthy of some HGTV special or anything, but it was enough of a change to make my wife want to go purchase a little bistro set. Isn't that quaint?So if you drive by and see me sitting on the front porch drinking a cool one and staring at traffic, you'll know I'm just resting from the moving of plants and rocks and paver's. Or I'm liquored up.
I have mentioned before that our backyard is simply a disaster. When the little dog lived with us, she and the big dog would run around and wreak havoc on the place. Every attempt I made to grow anything was met with drought or dog. Worse, we have one stretch along our back fence that has been known to kill anything we plant. Hedges, rose bushes, even piles of dog crap turn white.So my wife got the idea that if we were to put a box back there and fill it with some good dirt, we could grow something. Hence, me using the tub as a saw horse to cut some timbers and get this project going.After notching out a few timbers, I formed them into a log cabin like box, filled them with some rocks taken from the front yard for drainage, added some old mulch I had been making, and put in some dirt.Next thing you know, we got some plants and the beginning of my new back yard is under way. We have a long way to go. But as I see it, that's a 3 foot by 16 foot section of lawn I won't be mowing.
What's your weekend project? Tell me about it.
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- I love to observe the odd things happening around me as I go about my day. I especially like it when I can get a picture of people being themselves. Here, I attempt to report the various people and events I have encountered in my neighborhood, and my city. I'd also love to hear from you. Feel free to e-mail your experiences and photos of life in San Antonio.
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