My brother Forrest came over today and put us to work. I’ll keep the text to a minimum and let the pictures show the work. Overall we got a ton done! My project is the Patio which only got half done, but hopefully if next weekend’s weather is nice we can do more.
The above photos are all where the patio will go. I dug up the earth so we can level it and pour sand and later lay the stones. I used most of the grass to transplant into some unwanted garden beds (we wanted a bit more yard). The walk was also edged, which makes everything look better. We need to get a wheelbarrow so we can haul out all the extra dirt before leveling happens.
Here you can see the three beds we got rid of. Two oddly shaped round beds smack dab in the middle of the yard, and one large rectangular one off to the side. We used the extra grass we pulled out of the patio area to fill these holes. Later we are gonna add a bit of grass patch fixer and some seed to help it all fill in. Our grass is really uneven to begin with, so this worked fine. After a good water and mowing, it should look ok.
Forrest and Mr. Gaunt rototilled our beds, and then Forrest used his master gardening skills to plant all of our starts. We went with Starts instead of Seeds per Forrests recommendation, I’m sure there are pros and cons to both ways. We will be growing way more plants later on in the summer, these are just what will grown now in the “still cold” early spring.
Lastly the Blueberries were pruned. The Grapes and roses were trimmed up and tied up, and the Raspberries were caned over. Mr. Gaunt built the BBQ too! A huge dinner was prepared afterward by my mom and sister for the hungry workers. It was so nice to actually get out there and be productive, I’m excited for whats next.
Oh and a HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Forrest for helping us get this going! We couldn’t have done it without you!
Any chance of sending your brother over to me so he can whip my garden into shape??
See, now you can pick your raspberries and make jam! 🙂
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