Monday, August 10, 2015

gutters & other updates

We recently got rain gutters installed.  Just in time- we need this things.  It's been raining like crazy here, and without grass, we're seeing quite a bit of washout.  Here are a few before & after pictures [and if you look closely, you may notice some other new changes!].






Building on Love: landscaping update
Building on Love: landscaping update
Building on Love: landscaping update

We've got a great start to our landscaping!  With lots of help from friends, we were able to get a huge chunk of landscaping done this weekend.  This week's objective: spread all the topsoil!  We also have some dark green shutters to hang, and maybe some more patio pavers to place.

This is the side of the garage, where the guys added some pavers, retaining block, and graded for some much-needed drainage.  We've got to add caps to the retaining block, and then figure out how to final grade the flower bed.  We may add 2 more blocks between the hose & dryer vent, for a varying height flower bed.
Building on Love: landscaping updateBuilding on Love: landscaping update
Building on Love: landscaping update
Building on Love: landscaping update

How about this beautiful raised flower bed?  I can't wait to plant some peonies here.  This is also the start of my future double decker flower bed.  I want to do a large lower level that swoops around this and wraps around the right side of the house.  But, that's a project for next spring.

Building on Love: landscaping update
Building on Love: landscaping update

Have a great week!
<3 A