Thursday, July 26, 2012


A couple weeks ago, we asked a couple companies to come out and
give us an estimate of how much it would
cost to landscape the backyard.

The verdict?
WAY too much.

We thought if it was $3k or less, we might
be able to swing that.
But it wasn't even close - double that figure and then add some more.
So we're going to do it ourselves.

 You can't really tell in these pictures, but all that dirt is higher up than the weeds.
The back fence is about 28 inches or so higher
than the ground level where the weeds are growing.
 And here's the base of the one lonely tree back there.
It's not my favorite, but it's staying.
 Pavers that prove that someone at some point thought about
landscaping back here.
I would've thought it might have gotten a little farther along in the process, since
it's apparently in the CC&Rs that the
backyard must be landscaped within one year of purchase.

But, I guess it's true that when it's out of sight, it's out of mind - 
our house was built 6 years ago.
Here are the before shots, when Kidney Bean grabbed a hoe and 
started hacking away at some of the weeds. 
It's not a big backyard, but it sure is (was) full of weeds.

Wish us luck!
We have been enjoying it so far, and you'd better
believe that we will not be spending $8k back here to get what we want!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Good luck guys. You can get it done for less than 8 k for sure.