Monday, June 8, 2009

Clearcutting the Jungle

We've spent the last few days working in the yard. The first job, of course, was to remove all excessive vegetation...
... which is no easy task!

We used a combination of a very sturdy lawnmower, a hedge trimmer, hand clippers, a rake, and a weedeater/edger to reduce the backyard to THIS:

It only took 2 truckloads (and counting) to haul the debris away to the recycling center, where it will be industrially composted.

Of course, we DID have to move all of that stone before we could cut the weeds... here is where it ended up:

The rubble stone (rough, rectangular chunks of rock) is going to be used for raised veggie beds and possibly a paved area and path edging. The curved pieces are going to finish out the flower beds. The balusters (the turned columns) are slated for a special project all of their own... we're pretty excited about it, too! The only hint I'll give is that they are NOT staying in the back yard.


Tiny Oak Park Bungalow said...

Wow, that is quite a transformation for only a "few days". I like the council ring in the back yard. Wish we had that kind of room for something similar at the Tiny Bungalow.

Todd - Home Construction Improvement said...

That's quite the before and after!! Amazing what some trimming can accomplish!

Green Fairy said...

That's an amazing before and after. Good job!

Robj98168 said...

OK I am now sweaty looking at all that work. Well done y'all

Di said...

Oooh, I love the little patio around the fire ring. I know what I'm going to be doing next summer... Great idea!

NV said...

Wow! I LOVE those balusters. I gasped when I saw them. They would make for a marvelous project!

At least some of the “junk” that was left is useful. Some of the stuff the POs left us wasn’t even worth throwing out!

That was a big mowing job. OUCH!