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Chez Larsson

Front of House Progress

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I’m so excited! Later this week I will hopefully get my delivery of materials for the front yard. I can’t wait! I’ve hated everything about this side of the front yard ever since the snow thawed and all the weeds and ugly pink stones were revealed.

 

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My first mission was to get rid of the weedy “lawn” and the unwanted plants so I dug it all up and made a neat little pile under the cherry tree.

 

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Then I bagged it all and had a guy remove it and a bunch of other unwanted stuff. I’m telling you, every time I get a chance to get rid of stuff, weedy lawn or other, I’m on an instant high. To see all this disappear sent me right in to space!

 

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I put an ad on Blocket (our Craigslist) and got rid of all the pink slabs in no time and then I ordered the gravel/sand sub layer that goes under the final layer of gravel. Two cubic meters of the stuff.

 

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But before that could be shoveled out I laid a special membrane (the white sheet in the photo above) on the soil to keep any future weeds out. I used the same method at the old house and it worked really well. This time I didn’t hire one of those machines that stomp the ground to make it super solid but instead danced around on it myself and watered it all down. I’m thinking its such a small area and we’ll only be walking on it, parking bikes and picking cherries so there won’t be a lot of wear and tear.

 

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And here it is, all prepped and ready to receive the gravel and a few other bits and bobs later this week. Yay!

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