This is the before of our front yard - old, overgrown trees (2) and too many overgrown shrubs in the planting area were pulled out last Fall.
This is the flagstone walkway that the builder put in with no sand/gravel sub base. Only one person can walk on it in single file - it is so narrow and way too curvy. I think a drunk person must of laid it down.
See the ugly white drain spout! It drained right out on the sidewalk - what dummy did that!
Not very welcoming is it...you should have seen it when the shrubs and trees overwhelmed the little pathway. And see how the flagstone walk had sunk down.
Over the years I tried everything to stop the weeds from growing between the flagstones...black weed mat...gravel....nothing worked.
The landscaper removed three of the flagstones so we could mark in orange paint where the new walkway would be.
|The work begins - out with the old flagstone!|
Hurray the old flagstone is finally removed! We are saving it to use in the backyard.
|New pathway marked in Orange|
I wanted the entrance to the walkway from the driveway to be nice and wide!
|New more gentle pathway marked in orange|
We don't mind having a smaller planting area. Less plants to worry and care for is our plan.
|Preparing for the gravel sub base|
Our poor grass is being trampled with all the heavy equipment.
|This is going to be WIDE too|
Lots of work went into preparing the gravel sub base - they packed it down good.
|Now we won't have water seeping under the driveway|
It's the little things like this that make me so happy - downspouts out of sight and out of mind!
|Burying the downspout...no more ugly white drainpipe|
|New gentle curving walkway subbase|
Packing down the gravel sub base.
|There's the huge tarp they used|
|Nice and WIDE|
|Putting markers in to level gravel sub base|
|Our grass is a mess - look at the packed down mud where the downspouts were buried|
|This is our Mountain Green Maple tree just starting to change colors!|
The landscaping crew started laying the stone pavers today - they are about 3/4 done with the front walkway. Of course, the landscaping has to be done and new lights installed before it is completely finished. We are having a walkway put in the back too so this is an on-going project for another week or so. Stay tuned for more.
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