Flashback Friday 10.28.11
Part 2 …
Last Friday I shared a project that I worked on about Landscaping. You can find it here if you want to look back at Part 1.
I thought I would walk you through the steps that I did to make the gardens just in case you want to make something similar at your home.
1. Map out with a hose where you want the garden area to be and what shape you will want. (Remember, if there will be lawn around your area, you will not want to have sharp curves or your lawn mower will not be able to reach some of the inside corners.) The reason to use a hose is that it is flexible to move into different shapes yet stiff enough to stay where you put it when you are ready to cut out the pattern.
2. I like to use a flat nosed shovel to remove the sod. I cut straight down into the ground about 3 inches and once the shape is cut out I make cross cuts across the area to help me when I remove the grass. It is easier to handle if the pieces are smaller squares. Depending on the size of the garden … you will need to take a water break here and there. It really gets the heart rate up!
3. Once you get the lawn cut out it will look like this …
Ready to see all the finished landscaping?
This was an area in the back yard where we laid down landscape fabric and then the rock. Score another one for this family as they found “Free” rocks on Craigslist if they were willing to do the work of hauling it away. We laid out the landscape fabric as we went so that the rocks would hold it in place.
If you have a question that I did not answer in this blog please feel free to ask questions!
Have a great Friday and a Happy weekend. I will be working on the Under The Stairs Playhouse
and I hope to have updated pictures for you to see on Monday.