Sunday, May 26, 2013

Back Yard Makeover - Phase 1

Hello Friends,


I hope everyone is enjoying a lovely spring and with spring
comes outside projects.

 After spending the last few years fighting weeds,
I decided I would begin on a new course for my lawn.

It is called elimination!  Yes, you heard
right.   
                                    
 My  Back Yard Makeover first began with
putting down a patio.  Recruiting help for me
was the challenge.  

Directly out my back door 
we began with laying 16" concrete
patio pavers.  
  
I am already loving it and the
frosting isn't on yet.




I have always loved
checkerboard patios
so we began with laying 
all the block/pavers then removing
those that would be replaced with sod.




I love it!  

It will be a challenge
keeping it trimmed but one
I am up for.

I can see lots of years of fun.





It mows easily but the ole trustee scissors do 
the trick.  I can see where you 
would need to trim it weekly.
That sucker grows and we really haven't 
been having a lot of rain. 



So for now I have a patio but I will be adding
a few more rows to extend to a more
desirable size and buying an weed eater. 

I have to admit the labor was
the biggest espense of the project.  

I hope you have enjoyed my Phase 1 of my
Back Yard Makeover. Just in the Knick of Time.

What have you been up to?
I am joining a few parties, hope to see you there.
Kathy

Stephanie for Sunday Showcase Party at,  http://bystephanielynn.blogspot.com
Sally for Blue Monday at,  http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,  http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
Mix It Up Monday at,  http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com
Make it Pretty Monday at,  http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Mop It Up Monday at,  http://ishouldbemoppingthefloor.blogspot.com
A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Ricky Jill for My Happy List at,  http://artandhome.blogspot.com
Masterpiece Monday at,  http://boggieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at,  http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com
Amaze Me Monday at,  http://dwellingstheheartofthehome.blogspot.com
Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday at,  http://marthasfavorites.blogspot.com
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Katherine for Tea Time Tuesday at,  http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  http://coastalcharm.blogspot.com
A Return to Loveliness at,  http://adelightsomelife.blogspot.com
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,  http://knickoftime.blogspot.com
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,  http://kathewithane.blogspot.com
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,  http://antiquesandteacups.blogspot.com
Friends Sharing Tea at,  http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com
Weekend and Projects Link Party at,  http://isabellethorntonlechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,  http://coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Welcome Back to the Scoop at,  http://thefarmhouseporch.blogspot.com
Kathe for You're Gonna Love It at,  http://kathewithane.blogspot.com
Angela for, Assets and Efforsts Linky Party at,  http://hickorytrail.blogspot.com
Make Bake Create at,  http://hopeineveryseason.blogspot.com
What's It Wednesday at,  http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com
Home (work) Wednesday at,  http://theeverydayhome.blogspot.com



10 comments:

  1. Your patio is going to be so charming. I've always loved the checkerboard pattern too. I think a good weed eater will definitely come in handy! : )

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  2. Love the checkerboard...I shall look forward to the backyard finish...I feel certain that it shall be splendid!
    Happy day to you,
    Judy

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  3. That is very unique--quite a conversation area. Excited to see what else you do. We are in the process of making a garden path around the back half of our home next to our deck and then a firepit. Last week I got my annuals planted in pots and enjoying my perrinials. I adore your message on the header, I feel the same way. Thanks for stopping by.
    Ann

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  4. It looks great! We built a house a couple of years ago, and we cant afford a patio yet, but I'm gonna pin yours for later. It's so cute!

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  5. Love it.Always wanted something like that.But the hubs told i twould be to hard. He just didnt want to do it! ")

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  6. How fun! I can see my kids skipping around on the pavers and trying to avoid the "hot lava" grass. Its a great focal piece for your patio.

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  7. I love the checkerboard pattern! Gives me some ideas to do in my yard. We just installed a zipper paver path and so I know how much work it can be, but so worthwhile when you get such stunning results. I would love to have you share this with my readers. Stop by the Wicked Good Wednesday Blog Party and link this up! http://www.wildernesswife.com/wicked-goood-wednesday-linky-party/

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  8. The checkerboard is an attractive design!

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  9. Loving your patio! I am soooo envious. I have wanted one of these for a very long time, and agree, it's always 'the help'. Are you going to add chess pieces or how about giant checkers, I bet you could make those yourself! Can't wait to see Patio Phase Two!

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  10. Kathy!!!! I love, love LOVE your patio! I've always loved this checkerboard look. I'm very impressed, my dear!

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