Our Backyard: Update

 

After meeting with a landscaper who initially said that we could do everything we wanted to do within our budget, he then came back to us with plans that were three times the cost of our budget. That is when we realised that A) we couldn't afford a proper landscaper and B) we could probably do an amazing job ourselves while staying under our budget. 

So thats what we have decided to do. We are going to get creative, get resourceful, and get our hands dirty while making 1908902380 trips to Home Depot and back, and I couldn't be more excited! 

We have already made a lot of progress since the last backyard update , and were soo close to being done, so I thought I would share an update before the big reveal! So please bear with me because it's still not that pretty, but it's getting closer!! 

The one thing we did not do ourselves was levelling the backyard, we hired someone to do this, and to lay the grass seed for us. The guys did a great job, for a really fair price.

The one thing we did not do ourselves was levelling the backyard, we hired someone to do this, and to lay the grass seed for us. The guys did a great job, for a really fair price.

Next, we bought these  white rocks  from Home Depot, and laid them out in our desired pattern. We wanted to do something that would complement the shape of our septic tank coverings, which is why we went with this curved design. We are planning on spray painting the tops white so they blend in better.

Next, we bought these white rocks from Home Depot, and laid them out in our desired pattern. We wanted to do something that would complement the shape of our septic tank coverings, which is why we went with this curved design. We are planning on spray painting the tops white so they blend in better.

Poppy and Pixie loved helping me with this part!

Poppy and Pixie loved helping me with this part!

Next we purchased many bags of  pea gravel  from Home Depot, and spread them out like above.

Next we purchased many bags of pea gravel from Home Depot, and spread them out like above.

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After all the gravel was laid out, we washed it off with a hose, and pressed it down using this tool.

After all the gravel was laid out, we washed it off with a hose, and pressed it down using this tool.

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plants

Now, all we have to do is wait for the grass to grow, get the plants in, and purchase some new outdoor dining furniture. We are so close to being done! I can't wait to show you all, once it is finally finished!