Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Our Backyard Pt: 4


We decided to use something called netafim to water our grass...It uses half the water and there is less water waste because it waters from underneath the turf! Sher and I were so excited to come across this product.

Here is a video on youtube to show how it is installed.

The tubing goes underneath the turf and delivers water to the roots of the grass. It has actually been around for quite some time and is widely used in Israel. 
Here are some photos of the process:

A layer of soil goes down, then the netafim system, followed by another layer of top soil and then the sod is placed upon that. 

It costs a little more than your traditional sprinkler system but we are thrilled to be using less water for our grass..thus saving water and money in the long run.

Up next I'll share some photos of our completed yard!! It's truly a dream come true!! It's so surreal to look outside and see what has been in my head for so many years. We are so excited to actually have a yard now  instead of a rock and weed cemetery, hehe!! 

My Mom had hip replacement surgery on Monday so I promise to return with the photos as soon as I can! Thanks so much for dropping by! God bless.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Our Backyard Pt: 3

Concrete Curbing

We decided to use concrete curbing to seperate the different areas in the yard. For example, under the tree we will have rocks and on the other side of the curbing will be our lovely grass!

Here is the view from the "rose wall" side of the yard, looking onto the play area and future shed.

The view from the "rose wall" looking towards the house.


We chose to use sand in the play area and will be putting in a playhouse/swing set for the kiddos!
Here is little Miss Sophia enjoying her brand new, fluffy sand!!! 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Our Backyard Pt: 2

Next on the to do list was all the flat work! This was so exciting to watch unfold because we woke up without sidewalks and went to bed with lovely brand new sidewalks!!

This is the patio extension

The view looking back into the yard from our patio

We also removed the old spa that never worked! Now we have a nice place to BBQ and hang out.

Here we have the platform for our future shed.

Stairs and sidewalk leading to the playground.

This is where the gazebo will sit, with  flagstone flooring and climbing roses at each of it's legs!

Coming up next will be the concrete curbing!
Thanks for stopping by!