Saturday, August 11, 2012

Project Side/Back Yard: Part 2


Hey friends! How’s your weekend going? I’m here with part 2 of project side/back yard … which is installing the sprinklers and pouring the new concrete steps. If you missed part 1 you can check it out here. To be honest, I pretty much don’t know anything about putting in sprinklers or pouring concrete steps, but lucky for me I have a handy husband who does!



We also decided it would be best to bury the rain gutter downspout pipe to stop the rain water from draining onto our patio and making a mess.



Once we finished the sprinklers and buried the pipe, it was time for concrete. Oh ya! Plain ol’ 80 pound bags of quikrete from Lowe’s, a wheelbarrow, water, a shovel, and a little muscle will do the job.



Kasey built the forms out of some scrap wood we had laying around. We wanted each step to have a pretty good depth since that was the whole reason for redoing the stairs in the first place.



Here he is hard at work!



And the finished product! It’s been so nice to to not worry about the kids (or myself) tripping on the mini paver stairs anymore.



Here’s a view of the progress from another direction. Slowly but surely we are checking things off our list and gettin’ er done! I can’t wait for the finished product!


What kind of things are you doing to improve your yard this summer? Something big … or a few small fixes? I know our list for the yard is never ending. How about yours?

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