Monthly Archives: May 2014

The even Greater Outdoors

In the previous post I showed you stage one of our garden project. Here’s what happened next.

We chose to pave the patio using Truslate, using the ‘blue’ colour, which isn’t at all blue thankfully!

Here are some photos of the work in progress.

And then time to put some furniture and plants back.

Next job is to put some wire balustrade up between the fence posts.  Actually no, next job is to cook some lamb burgers, crack open a cold beer and enjoy the garden!

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The Great Outdoors

So the house is more-or-less done, albeit plenty of bits and pieces to finish off “one day”. We turned our attention to the garden, which has grown woefully neglected since the arrival of our daughter nearly a year ago.  Maintaining this wilderness has dropped way down the list of things to do!

We wanted to replace the path and beds of rose bushes and other shrubs with a more child-friendly lawn, whilst extending the old garage slab into a more useable patio for outdoor dining.  Here’s what happened…

Step 1: Cut back and remove the trees and shrubs

Step 2: erect a new fence and lift paving slabs

Step 3: extend the old garage slab using oak sleepers filled with broken up paving slabs lifted from the garden

Step 4: level lawn area with new topsoil – having dug up old lawn

Step 5: lay new turf, water daily

And wait for the grass to grow! More to come in the next post….

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