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What are you doing this weekend?
« on: May 22, 2012, 07:28:43 pm »
What are you doing this weekend?

Tell us the fun stuff you have planned....

Ok... so it was kind of fun, but also it was hotterNHell and hard work.

I've been getting my blank back yard prepped for a change. Not a big change... yet. Like the Patio and deck change coming. This is just improving the grounds, because quite frankly just mowing it no fun and nothing to look at is worse.

Part of my 13 year goal is to grow some big trees, to hide my neighbors ugly ass yards and to landscape the phuck out of it.

So beginning of spring, I started to kill the grass. Well, my first attempt was with tarps. Ya know, cutting out the sun and letting it die. Well, that's didn't work. In fact the conditions were so good for the grass, that it grew twice as fast as the rest. Kind of a green house effect.

So I took that out and used grass killer. That took about 3 weeks to do it's work.

Then I dug a little natural ditch to cut the grass from the landscaping. Nice clean look...













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Re: What are you doing this weekend?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 07:35:12 pm »
My wife could not wait and added the faux Chihuly glass art by the trees.

Next...

Was ordering 20 yards of Compost. That is a lot of freakin' compost. Between my wife and I and the help of our neighbor for an hour, we were able to cover all the landscape area. We still had about 1/3 of the pile in our drive.

















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Re: What are you doing this weekend?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 07:38:01 pm »
and my wife couldn't take it not more and had to have color. So with a gift card we set out with idea's in our head of plants, color and arrangements. It was fun. It was hot. My wife using a yellow, orange and red theme, I think we did pretty good.









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Re: What are you doing this weekend?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 07:44:33 pm »
So this is just the beginning. The Japanese Maple in the back corner will fill 'out' and take prominence as a focal point for the corner. The Autumn Blaze Maple directly back will grow big and hide the neighbors as will the Japanese Lilac, which already produces an amazing aroma with it's flowering bunches. The Japanese Bloodgood has a long way to go to grow big and hide our neighbors farm like back yard.

The maiden grass will grow big and full to mark it's space and then the various lily's and coneflowers will give more spotted white and yellows.

My main intent is to have a groomed landscape area. I don't want that wild ass pasture look with every square foot filled with something.

My next project is the gulley at the bottom of the yard with the storm drain. I'm going to make an arroyo with local large stones and incorporate sandstone or shale for a natural looking step across the tiny ravine.
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Re: What are you doing this weekend?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 08:50:18 pm »
That looks awesome dude! And it looks like a fun project.

As for me, I'll be tying my shoes this weekend. That and watching this thread. I have nothing planned beyond tomorrow. I'm more of a spontaneous cat so I couldn't really tell ya what's going down 4 days from now, let alone 2 days.
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 08:51:02 pm »
Oh, by the way........

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Re: What are you doing this weekend?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012, 08:52:58 pm »
Well tHat certainly has it advantages. I like those days not having a clue what will happen next
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