A New Project in the Yard

5.24.2018

Our front yard looks pretty nice, but the backyard is a different story. After hurricane Irma came through last year and took down some trees it has left a mess in the back. Eventually we will get to the area that still has tree trunks to move and lots of landscaping to do, but we need a couple of dry weeks before heavy equipment can be used for the clean up and the changes can be made. So far we have been too wet. So while Mr. Savvy waits for a dry spell to tackle what really needs to be done he has started a new project in the yard and it is really looking nice.

Instead of having pine bark chips in the beds around the back of the house he is replacing it with river rock. We had a truck load delivered and little by little he is taking up the mulch and spreading the rock.

This rock looks a lot like pea gravel, but has bigger pieces in it.

He has put it under the deck and along the edge of the house.

This is a shot I took of what it looked like after removing the mulch. I would have gotten some before photos, but he started this without me knowing it. I took this shot from the deck looking down.

This is the after of the photo above from the ground. I love how this is turning out.

He still has a good bit more to do up both sides of the house. Now if we can just get the rain to go away for a few weeks so the ugly part in the back can get done. 


I'm thrilled he is working on this, but I worry about him hurting his back again. 

Be careful dear.....please.

12 comments:

  1. Looks really nice....and you don't have to worry about the rain washing it into the yard like pine bark mulch!

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  2. Kim,that is really looking good. There is always maintenance and I worry about my hubby also! Happy Memorial Weekend!

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  3. It is looking great! We have had rain every afternoon. I go out and plant some lavender and roses in the morning to avoid the rain. I would love a dry evening so we could dine outside on our deck now that the pollen is gone.

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  4. I love that you have a husband who takes initiative! You are a lucky couple!

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  5. I love the look of stones and rocks in the garden, a very good move to change out the mulch for this, I love it.

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  6. I love the stones and so practical. You don't have to replace them each year like you do with mulch. You can blow the debris off and control weeds so much better and it looks great! Sure hope he doesn't hurt his back.

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  7. Love the stones! But Kim, are y'all getting all this rain we're getting in Richmond? It's insane, highest rainfall in any May since they started keeping records. I'm ready for some sunshine, but they call for rain most of this next week.

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    1. Yes, we have been getting rain, but we have had breaks, too. Didn't rain at all today until tonight. Thanks

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  8. What a great idea! Looks very nice. Be careful Mr Savvy!

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  9. It looks fabulous!....and Tom gives it the big thumbs up! Kudos to Mr. Savvy!!!

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  10. Sorry, I don't like the rocks. I'm a pine straw girl.

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    1. We don't all like the same thing. The rocks are a huge money saver and less work once we get this done. We spend hundreds a year refreshing the mulch and we used to use pine straw which rots quickly and cost us a fortune to keep up with. Our yard is huge and it's a lot to keep up with.

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