Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm Laughing On the Inside

Operation make the backyard beautiful is underway, sort of. See this pile of dirt?
We also have a pile of mulch AND some stone coming. Although I am not sure where the stone is going to go. Hubby planned this without my input. The funny part about it is that all of this is in the driveway in the front yard. All of it (except some of the mulch) is going into the backyard. Hubby had a grand plan of them driving through the empty lot behind our house and dropping it off in the backyard. Unfortunately for him it has been raining nonstop the past few days. Which means that the mulch company could not drive through the empty lot in fear of getting stuck. So, now my dear sweet hubby, has to move all of this by wheelbarrow. Poor guy.

Seriously though, we are going to be doing a lot of work the next couple of days on our backyard. When it stops raining I will take some before pictures. We will be getting rid of the rickety step and replacing them with some concrete ones, laying a patio and building a flower garden. As well as getting rid of all of the dandelions that have taken up residence in the yard. Eventually we will be putting up a fence. That is after the HOA approves the aforementioned fence.

Thankfully the front yard doesn't need much work. We are just going to put in some sort of edging around the current flowerbed. Then plant some flowers and throw some mulch on the flowerbed and ta-da.

We'll see how much we can get accomplished this weekend. I will be sure to take lots and lots of pictures. After all I am the landscape designer, supervisor and photographer...


Caden and Mommy said...

Ugh - I hate yard work and hauling wheelbarrows full of dirt back and forth sucks! Good luck with it ~ the finished product will be well worth it!

Greene Family said...

Good luck with all of your yard work! I'm sorry that all of that dirt, mulch, and stone has to be hauled to the back yard with a wheelbarrow! Hopefully, you will have great weather this weekend though and get a lot accomplished! Looking forward to seeing pictures!

Kim said...

I cannot wait to see the before and after pics. I feel for your hubby carting all that stuff by heelbarrow and it is so much heavier since it is WET! I am hoping that this weather keeps up tomorrow too so the backyard can get finished!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you want us coming with all of your other company and a big project going? We could plan it for another time. Looks like Tony is gonna have a blast. You're gonna have to give him some might good back rubs after all that hard labor. LOL