Throughout my High School and Post Secondary education, I held a part-time job (sometimes full time) at a Garden Centre. It was a great job, with great people and great surroundings. That is where my interest in "Dirt" began. A few years ago, I enrolled in College on a part-time basis and completed my Certificate in Landscape Design. Now the time has come to get down and dirty again in the our backyard.
We officially broke ground on the weekend; we removed 14 cubic yards of dirt and replaced it with screenings, laying the foundation for the stone patio, raised beds and walkway. The complete plan incorporates an entertaining/eating area, play area for the kids, vegetable garden, in ground sprinklers, lighting and of course some plants. My husband and I love to do things ourselves and it seems to have spread to our family (or did it spread to us?) because we were lucky enough to have a few of them volunteer to help. So after two days, we completed all the digging, back filling, celebrated my husbands birthday and had a great family weekend.
Coming Soon: Stone Work
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