Over the weekend we worked on cleaning up our side garden. An old tree root needed to be dug out, dirt and roots needed to be removed, and old railroad ties had to be pulled out. We dug out about half the length of garden in a day and 1/2. Greg sawed, banged, and eventually used a jack to get out the old tree root that had grown into the foundation. Quite the ordeal. I worked on removing the excess dirt and cleaning out all the small rocks and roots. On Sunday, we headed over to a granite yard and picked out some old granite pavers. Once the railroad ties were removed the granite pavers were pretty easy to put in.
Up next? I need to keep digging out the rest of the garden. The one problem I am running into—where to put the excess dirt? We may use part of it as fill for a planned garden in the back of the property. A neighbor suggested putting up a, “free dirt sign”. I’m sure we will figure something out. I can’t wait to plant some flowers and eventually put in a patio.
p.s. I seem to be the only taking photos this weekend. Below Greg doing everything from digging up tree roots to installing pavers.
p.p.s. we bought the house painted in two colors. This summer the house is getting painted dark gray with black shutters.