Archive | April, 2014

Spring Landscaping

29 Apr

While the garage project began, we also started our Spring Landscape projects. The first of which entailed clearing out all the flood debris that was left wrapped around trees, in ditches, and along the creek bank. We found some interesting things. Chain link fence sections about 15′ long, a baby shoe, adirondack chair, barb wire, cans, bottles, a boot, chunks of twisted metal and aluminum, fence posts, to name a few‚Ķ. We had our path rebuilt along the creek, and graded out the center part of the property that had been so ravaged by water and debris. The back lot area will be seed sprayed the first week of May with a natural grass mix with wildflowers!

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The Landscapers also started the stone walls that would support the new garage level. All the rocks were harvested from the property. Turns out we have a lot of rocks ūüėČ

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The most exciting project that was started was the “Kitchen Courtyard”. I was excited to see the courtyard fence go up, but I was blown away when the plants were put in! Instant privacy comes in the shape of a 14 foot Pine. We’d been feeling like we were living in a fishbowl for the past 6 months and this project really created a cocoon feeling to the front area off our kitchen and dining room.¬†We christened the courtyard by eating breakfast outside last Saturday.

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The front of our home is starting to soften up now that we have some plants and trees! The rest will come after we finish the garage and create our new entry courtyard and fire pit! So much to look forward to this Spring and Summer!

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Phase Two Begins!

28 Apr

It came¬†6 months later than we planned‚Ķ. but at long last we have our garage building permit and have started our new garage project – aka¬†Phase Two. It was very satisfying to see the old thing brought down. Even our neighbor’s have been commenting that they hoped we’d do it. ¬†The building was deconstructed, per Boulder’s requirements, and everything recycled that could be. It took a few more weeks to get the concrete out and we hauled off¬†¬†four concrete loads that were also recycled. Now that the slate has been wiped clean, let the building begin!

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