While I’m waiting for the cementing – possibly friday now!- I have found another project to do.
The front garden
I wasn’t planning on doing out here for a while yet, despite it being a total mess of plants that need pruning and a garden that needs mulching. We recently removed 3 big trees to make way for the 2 little mandarin trees and so all the remaining plants look out-of-place….
But John the digger guy came to do the driveway so I thought while he was here I could get him to cut a path for me. – Previously it was a dirt track weaving between the weeds (no photo sorry, I must remember to take a before pictures!)
above – Friday we had this lovely red dirt channel cut through the front grass.
above – Saturday, Tony removed the cement path. I am recycling the big bits to make a crazy paving path… somewhere!
A few of the cement lumps
above – Later Saturday I spread the crusher dust, it has changed the appearance of the front area already!
Monday I put down the sand (it’s recycled from under the old pavers we pulled up out the back!) and then I started to lay the path of pavers, also ones we pulled up off the old verandah out the back.
above – This is the side path that leads to the driveway
above – This is the path from the front steps where the concrete was. As you can see there is a lot of bricks to cut, the gap sand needs to be spread over them and the edges cemented to stop them moving.
What do I have planned for this area? I am still not sure! Lots of edibles, a few more fruit trees and no grass. I have put the path in as it is crazy to get the mower out to mow 2sq/m of weeds
I wonder what the carbon footprint of this venture is. I feel so guilty using so many resources so I can have a nice path! At least some of it was recycled!
Have a great day!