A Little Green Out Back

Announcing our new back yard! Yes, we finally bit the bullet and hired a landscaper to put in our back yard.

Here’s the before:july1006july1008

And the after:july1042july1046

In this desert, back yards are something you “put in” as they don’t just evolve on their own. We kept it basic and opted to wait until later to add plants and a tree. It was fun to go from a dirt patch to a finished yard in one week. I liked seeing the progression of each step. The guys from 5 Star Allscape Designs did a terrific job!

First, the paver pathway went in–connecting our driveway to the back patio and extending the patio a little. july1001july1016july1052july1017july1013Next, the curbing was laid to be the boundary between the rock and the grass. july1018july1025We did go ahead and have 5 Star install a drip line all around the back yard, so we’ll have easy access to water for plants later on. After the sprinklers for the grass were put in place, the rock came next. july1011july1036july1035july1041The final step was rolling out the sod or “carpets” of grass as Silas called them.july1039july1044

We still need to decide where we’ll put our sandbox. And once the weather is cooler, we might move our table and chairs onto the paver patio with white lights strung above the yard.

We’re excited to start using our yard!

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