This little project began in July 2011, HERE.
The yard was getting a major revamp with the help of my wonderful neighbours. Shrubs were being pulled, new soil was hauled in, and I desired a pathway…
from the driveway to the lawn. Right where all these overgrown shrubs were.
These reclaimed pallet boards had been packratted (sp?) away long ago and were the perfect length!
A level pathway was dug lower than the driveway, then the boards were placed into position.
It really couldn’t have been a simpler project.
The boards were left loose so they could be lifted up whenever the desire for weeding was needed. It works fabulous! Although the boards are thick enough to stay put, I did push a little soil in between to hold them in place moreso.
There were lots of rocks to be had in the old garden so they were placed randomly, filling in for the lack of plants. Make that no plants.
So we went and bought plants of the rock garden variety.
And there you have it!
Unfortunately, I didn’t grab a photo of everything looking it’s best. We were (ahem) camping.
But it’ll look awesome next year, right?!?
The little curvy pathway is PERFECT for getting into the yard now. Such a simple project made such a big impact on the way we use our yard.
And I love that bench we plunked in the front yard. It entices lots of neighbourly conversation and is a really nice spot to sit with a coffee and watch the kiddos play.
In early October we’re having our Summer’s End Garden Party 2011, so get those before’s and after’s ready and let’s relive a little of your summertime blooms and junk. :)
See you Friday night when SNS 100 plays up all things pallets and reclaimed lumber! My kinda topic.
(p.s. I have NO idea why black lines reside under some photos… Blogger wins again!)
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