Last summer we ended up getting some new neighbors – GJ and Daddo! The house directly behind us went on the market and, even though they weren’t planning on buying a house here, the situation was too perfect to resist! With them right next door, it made sense to finally do something to our backyard so we could connect the two houses and clean up all the unusable parts of our yard. Here are the befores:
Some pics during…
See that pole up there? Yea, that pole delayed our project by several weeks because we could NOT get the comcast people out to remove it. It was the most frustrating part of the entire process.
There was a lot of dirt around for a long time and, yes, this is when we had our awesome mud party!
and the afters! We gutted out an entire area of yard that was nothing but poison ivy and sticks and put in an awesome parking pad. Now we’ll have plenty of space for 16 year old drivers to park their car someday! 🙂 We also took out the beds and put down more sod, got rid of the falling down fence, and put up an entrance between our yard and GJ and Daddo’s new house! We have a gate that we will hang there eventually, but it’s nice for the kids right now to just have it open.
We love our new backyard…and our new neighbors!