Monday, June 29, 2009

Patio Update

The patio is almost done! We got a nice delivery of rocks and sand on Tuesday. I don't think the delivery guy was too excited about being on a "knitting blog" (if that is still what you want to call this blog) but I took the pictures anyway. It's more of a home improvement blog written by someone who also happens to be a knitter.





So we worked on the patio for a few days. Holy cow we moved a lot of sand. Petey loved laying in the sand so much that we had a hard time even getting him in at night. He was rather perturbed as we placed rocks into the last section that he was guarding. Check out these pictures:

Here's what it looked like before we moved in:


Then we started working on it.............

BEFORE:






AFTER:



What a difference, eh? We can't even believe how much better it looks. I'm sure our family members who read this reguarly won't believe it either! We aren't quite finished yet. We still have the flat areas to go on the hillside. We are having another ton of sand delivered today since we ran out last week.

Wayne made a little aquaponics garden behind the pond - that is what is in that box under the windows. The water will filter from the pond, through the containers that are filled with gravel, then flow back into the pond having been filtered. We will grow some lettuce and herbs in there in the gravel I think. No dirt required!

12 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

WOW! What a difference!

vanfox23 said...

I love before and after pics! Thanks for sharing...oh and btw, do you guys hire yourselves out? ;-)

Grace said...

stunning addition, you two know what you are doing!

Bubblesknits said...

That looks amazing! So...uh...wanna come do ours? ;-)

Roadchick said...

Oh wow, that is SO beautiful. Please come do something about my backyard. Please?

Turtle said...

sweet!

Sara said...

That's a differene for sure!!! Very nice...

Knits4Bears said...

Very Nice! Great job! Are those water hyacinths in the pond? I love those things.

MLJ1954 said...

You guys are GOOD!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

lovely

Shea said...

Anytime you want to come to Marietta and work on my yard, you have my permission. It looks absolutely gorgeous!

LittleWit said...

Wow! It looks great!