Monday, August 3, 2009

The work continues...

I started on the second portion of the lawn redo project on Saturday. I got a lot done, hauling in 3 loads of pea gravel and getting most of it spread. The pathways will weave through the area and criss-cross at various points. The areas in-between will be planted with dwarf mondo grass. That is the next step.







26 comments:

  1. Wow...it already looks great! can't wait to see it unfold

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  2. Phillip how are you keeping your gravel in the path?? It looks marvelous. I wish I could traverse your garden paths, then sit in one of those benches surrounded by your gorgeous roses. Aahhhhh...heavenly just to think of it.

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  3. It looks great so far! Have you thought about some sort of edging? I can't wait to see it all complete.

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  4. Dave, I haven't thought about edging but I should probably do that. Do you have any suggestions?

    Lisa, the gravel has been fine so far and we had a huge rainstorm on Saturday. I still should consider an edging.

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  5. Phillip,
    That's looking fantastic! What does Michael think about everything so far?--Randy

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  6. The work you've done so far has really made a difference. That gravel looks great but I would worry about it moving around. I've been on beautiful gravel paths in public gardens but didn't pay any attention if they had them edged.
    Marnie

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  7. Love the movement in your path Phillip... great effect... so lovely really... gosh... what an inviting garden you have.

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  8. http://eachlittleworld.typepad.com/each_little_world/

    Phillip I was just visiting this blog when I saw these ideas for edging... you might find it interesting. You will have to scroll down a bit to see this post. Carol

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  9. I think this area is going to look so good; it already is an improvement just with the gravel. When I started mulching very shady areas, I couldn't believe how nice it looked, so much better than sparse grass and dirt. I think you have come upon the perfect solution for that shady area.

    Jan
    Always Growing

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  10. This is going to be fantastic- looks gorgeous already.

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  11. Philip that looks great -- you have done a LOT of work.

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  12. I'm excited for you! [jump, jump, boing... jump... boing...]

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  13. Looks nice! Here, pea gravel is gray; is yours there always beigeish/pinkish? I like it.

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  14. Randy, Michael loves it. The layout of the paths was his idea.

    Marnie, I'm going to look at edging and will probably install something.

    Carol, thank you for the links. I will check those out.

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  15. Thanks Jan, S.A., Chandramouli and Sweetbay.

    Monica, this gravel is called the "rainbow mix". It is very colorful and pretty. I will take a close up photo and share it later.

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  16. It looks fantastic! You have such a beautiful yard, I was looking at everything else in the pictures as well as you new paths.

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  17. Fabulous! Your trees so beautiful they way you have them mult-trunked and limed up. They create a special place for the paths and plantings. Please keep us apprised of your progress.

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  18. I'm impressed, that's a lot of work to haul all that gravel. How nice it will be stroll along them when the planting is done.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

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  19. It looks very clean, pristine, and inviting. Congratulations on such a great look!

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  20. Great looking project, Phillip. What about bricks for edging?


    Jon

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  21. The path just meanders nicely.

    Beautiful trees!

    It's going to work nicely Philip

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  22. It's looking wonderful, Phillip. And with the mondo grass it will be fantastic. Congratulations.

    Barbara H.

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  23. Oh, that is so pretty. I love those curving paths. So inviting.~~Dee

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  24. Oh Phillip, it looks magnificent! The winding paths are awesome!

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