Friday, July 22, 2011
Good fences make great neighbors
When we moved here 7 years ago, the fence that was between ours and the neighbors yard was falling down. I had been wanting to replace it and we finally got around to it.
There were a few obstacles in the way. We had euononymus bushes in the flower bed in front of the fence and along the garage. I wanted them removed as I hated those bushes. You had to trim them at least 3 times a year and they really did nothing for me plantwise.
So while our neighbors were away in Europe, I told hubby that it was the perfect time to get r done! The hubby, Ian and another neighbor removed the bushes. The hubby and Ian worked on putting up the new fence sections. Chip had to build the middle section of fencing and thankfully he's a little handy dandy with the tools.
I then had decided I only wanted 1 flower bed in that area, so that meant rebricking the other flower bed area with red bricks. Should have been an easy task but with the huge maple tree that is in my neighbors yard, there were roots all over the place. We had to cut so many out of the way to just make the area flat to replace the brick.
The final part of the project was doing the raised flower bed. Chip picked out the red retaining wall bricks and we got to work laying out the bed. After much discussion, we decided that a $110 masonry saw blade would have to be purchased to cut the wall pavers that needed to be. I have to say, that I am pleased as punch with the outcome. The bed looks beautiful. The fence looks beautiful. The patio looks beautiful. Thanks honey! Love you for doing all my "little projects"! LOL!
Anyway, the neighbors have returned from their European vacation. I haven't spoken to them regarding the fence but sure do hope that they are pleased too. I sure wish that I would have taken before pictures, but I completely forgot....gosh I hate when that happens, but believe me it wasn't a pretty site.
Until next time...