These guys are good. Three weeks and we have a fence pretty much built, (some areas left open on purpose to bring in rock etc..) a hand built lattice privacy screen ..sprinklers repaired and set..yard cleared of old reno debris, stumps ground out and removed, piles of old grass and dirt and blocks...(several loads to the dump) .. the whole yard was newly levelled; trees and shrubs planted and beds mulched... some lilies, dwarf mugo pines and grasses on the south side.. almost a xeriscaped area...very little watering and it gets the hot sun all day, so grass suffers on that side and I decided to remove it and go with a desert look...
It looks great.... and I added some mulch to my old rock garden (which I call my friendship garden because most of the plants were traded or given to me by friends, my sister and brother...) I didn't think much would survive in there as the construction guys stomped all over it last summer and fall and tried hard to kill all of it. They failed! Almost everything has survived in spite of them. Buggers.
Brand new sod... freshly watered... ohhh, it is so nice to be able to open windows now without dust flying right in.... this week, I'll need to hoses the house down and wash the windows. Then, I'll get some little plants for all the big pots and... wow.... then, I can just enjoy the yard for the summer.... well, of course, with occasional weed picking etc... as I love to do.
woooohooooooooo........ almost finished.... still one or two little things to complete inside and the MAJOR RENO is complete! None too soon and I know for a fact, this is never happening again. I'll put a stick of dynamite under it before I go through what we've put up with the past 8 months.