This entire thing was my wife's idea - in fact she drew out the plan on a little piece of paper - but somehow, I'm the one with aching muscles and a knee just eager to see a surgeon. It always seems to work out that way around here.Her plan was to take a side of the back yard that isn't much used for anything but mowing, and toss in some plants, ground cover, and a little walk way so we could walk around in circles and not have to mow anymore. We had gone to Home Depot to get a few plants and such, and after creating an island from rocks, we started putting in the plants and stuff. Oh yea, I also made a little table on the stump of a tree so we could place some little potted plants on it.After plating all that stuff, I cleared out the walkway area with a weed eater, then put down some black plastic. We measured the walk way and I figured we would need about two yards of decayed granite to cover it.
And then we headed off to Fertile Gardens. If you ever need some good soil or mulch or gravels and such, they have it all. Since we only have a little truck, I had to make four trips to haul all the soil. Luckily, it isn't far. It took me three hours to haul and unload all for loads. It took the worker at Fertile Gardens a lot less time to fill the truck, a half-yard at a time. And this is what I look like doing manual labor. I enjoy doing things around the house on weekends, but if it's all the same, I'd like to just stick with my day job on a full time basis.And with that, phase one of the project was completed - well assuming the plants live and the ground cover takes off.
I'll tell you about phase two which I worked on today in a few days when it is completed. What about you? Did you do any yard work this weekend or just sit around and watch the Spurs and the Cowboys lose? Tell me about it.