Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pavers for the new path

As you know we have had large amounts of rain since cyclone yasi and that is what concreted the idea that we must do something about this area where no grass will grow. 
I began to dig out the grass and level it out, of course I had to wait for the mud pit to dry up a bit.
 The sand that I dug out was used to mound up this area since a dip in the middle of the grassy area had formed.  I want it to drain out away from the house.  I will have to add the sand a bit at a time so as not to kill the grass.
 We went to the hardware store to suss out all the options and came back with these slender pavers which were easier to maneuver around the tree roots.
I think this is a rather pleasing look don't you?

I am putting down a layer of cardboard and then will top it up with stones around the pavers. 
To put the area that I am talking about into perspective - here is a wide view of the side entrance, with the gate open.


10 comments:

  1. I agree ... I like your choice!

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  2. Fantastic choices!! I think it's going to turn out beautifully!

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  3. Can't wait to see the final touch up.

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  4. Also, I wanted to let you know that I'm giving you a blogger award. I've posted about it in my latest post, "A Gift", and linked to your blog. I hope you'll accept...I think you definitely deserve it!

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  5. I love your new paver walk! So inviting! (I also use cardboard boxes under my mulch.)

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  6. Missy,
    If it looks half as good as your path I will be happy...
    Bernie,
    thank you - hope you are slowly getting your place back in order
    Kimberley,
    Thanks for the support, lets hope so! I left a comment on your post - I dont really take part in most of these awards and meems, but am honoured to accept the award. thank you!
    Malay Kadazan girl,
    hopefully this weekend :)
    Floridagirl,
    I think it has made that entrance useable at last! All the "experts" say to use geotextile fabric, but I have not had much success with that,I have had much more success with cardboard.

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  7. Your garden is lovely. One of the things I like about the world is that even the smallest places can be bursting with life and beauty.

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  8. I hope everything in your area starts to get back to normal soon.

    Take care and have a great day :-)

    ~Ron
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  9. Well thank you John, although I am often green with envy at the large gardens I see on peoples blogs....
    Old Geezer,
    Well I now have some stones there, but never get a break in the rain to take photos....

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