July 26, 2012

The backyard makeover

I think we are far from done on working on the back yard of my mom’s house but we have made such tremendous progress that I couldn’t wait to show you. As you remember we re-did the front yard a couple of months ago ( you can read about it here), then we decided that we should get going on the back yard.


We started with an overgrown with weeds lawn full of small rocks and a touch bit of trash. As you can also see there was plenty of plywood screwed onto the fence that we were really afraid to look behind. The previous owner had two dogs that resided in the back yard for the most part of the day so you see our worry was that the fence behind the plywood was destroyed and we had to replace it. Something that we weren’t looking forward to!


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Little by little the debris and trash were taken out. Then my husband started taking down the plywood and to our surprise, a good surprise, the fence was in great condition.  Yay! We took practically all of the plants there except the small palm tree.


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With a blank canvas my parents, the owners of the house, decided to put sod instead of trying to grow grass. After all it’s Southern California and in some areas the water companies will charge you for overwatering. I have to give a shout out to my husband and brother who installed the sprinkler system in the backyard.


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Then after the grass was all set we installed rocks on the pathways. As you can see the yard is done for the most part. We are going to plant more flowers/palm trees and of course we have the other part of the backyard to work on. Unfortunately the other side of the yard will be left for next year. Currently there is a built in barbeque that we are going to re-do and fix up a few things here and there but as I said this is going to be next year. So many projects so little time!


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So what do you think?

I think we did a pretty good job!

The best part …it feels like it was like it has been like this all along.

No one can remember the old nasty backyard.

With a little bit of sweat we did this in no time.

We love it!




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