Andrew bought most of the lumber for the deck yesterday... now all he needs to do is start digging! Yes this is easy for me to say... I will be supervising from the comfort of the couch.
The landscapers are coming Thursday night to finalize the plans and then hopefully they will be back here next week to do the actual work.
So here is a taste of our backyard in its current state..... and yes.... we are in the throws on suburbia....
|That cedar is no longer with us.... and a rain barrel will be making its way to behind that fence|
|Our lovely (and by lovely I mean hideous) patio stones...|
|The grass needs to go! I will be honest... it is more like weeds with a hint of grass|
|Oh the joys of living in the suburbs.... at least no one can peer through their window into our yard.|
|The future deck will take up some of this space.... I cannot wait!|
We had big garden and re-sodding plans as well but some of those plans (the new sod) will have to wait until next year as we are under an official water ban in our region from now until August..... When I first heard this I thought that it would never be pushed through.... well I stand corrected... and somewhat stunned. Can they seriously forbid us from using water that we pay for outside until August.... apparently they can!
Water or not... we will have an oasis, we might just need to be a little more creative than we had planned!