From the day we bought the Little House, I knew that the backyard would have to go. The large Austin stone structures took up the entire yard, making it feel tiny and giving us little functional entertaining space (let alone any space for the puppies to play).
There have been points during this backyard remodel that I’ve looked around me at the piles of concrete and dirt and rebar and thought that there was no way we’d ever get the project done. It was too big for us. We took on too much. What were we thinking?!
And then we reached a turning point. With a little help from our friends, we removed the giant dead hot tub… and found our yard in the process (click on the panorama below to see it better).
We could see it now. We could see our plans taking shape. Before you knew it, we had a shiny crushed granite patio.
There was only one thing left to finish the hardscape: the grass.
We finally, finally have a real backyard. If we stopped working on it today it could still be called “finished”.
But we’re not done, not by a long shot. Now comes the fun part… accessorizing!
Check back tomorrow for a sod-laying how-to from Kevin!