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The Backyard Solution

When people ask if we have a backyard our answer is no.. but we're lying! But then again so would you if your yard looked like this.


In all honesty is didn't always look like this.. it was more of a 3 foot tall jungle of weeds that M pretty much tackled single handed when we moved in. We went through bottles of weed killer, vinegar solutions, hot water suggestions we found online but nothing stopped the mutant weeds from coming back.. so every other weekend M wasted away hours trying to control our backyard. We may not have hated doing it so much and may have found a better solution for the space if we ever used it, but we didn't. There was no way to get to the space without leaving the house and going around the house to get to it, it lacked privacy and most importantly we didn't/don't see ourselves living here for a long time..

So we cut it all down and lay down some tarp.. and placed a few rocks to keep the tarp down.. when we ran out of rocks we filled our milk containers with water and used them as weights.. I know what you're thinking and it rhymes with Right Rash.. I know.. :(

Finally we decided, enough of this right rash backyard.. Me made a trip to the Home Depot and loaded up on what we though was all we would need to fix our problem..but we very soon realized that one trip just wasn't going to cut it

so we made another trip

 and another trip

and a few more trips..

Approximately 1000 square feet.. 3 rolls of tarp, 60 bags of marble chips and 6 bags of mulch later..




It was a days job.. but took us two (our little helper wasn't helping) and cost us $350.

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26 comments:

  1. Oh my back yard is the bane of my existence too. Good for you for getting it done. The rock looks nice.

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  2. What a transformation, it looks wonderful! Great job <3

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  3. Great work there! It looks lovely.

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  4. beautiful! we are wishing for a backyard space to plant things and make all pretty - for now we have a small container garden :)

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  5. awe's hes so cute! what great transformation u guys did amaazing ! xO!
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  6. Great job, it looks so much better. I bet your little boy is going to love throwing those rocks :) Will grass not grow where you live? Most backyards here in California have grass, but I'd love to have a pool!

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  7. Well, it does look better. Those weeds can be beasts!!

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  8. what an improvement! so you just laid the tarp and the rocks down? looks great and now you won't have to worry about weeds!
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  9. Great job you three! Looks like you tamed the jungle out back

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  10. It looks great! It's very popular to landscape with gravel where I live. Our whole front yard is covered with different types of gravel. I like it.

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  11. Awesome job! All of your hard work really paid off! :)

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  12. Whoa!! That looks awesome! I was just reading today or yesterday about killing all your grass (if you want to start over) by covering your yard in tarps!! We've got lots of weeds to get rid of too!

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  13. Great job! Our backyard looked like that once upon a time, too. x

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  14. lovely blog :)
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  15. Great Job Hena....

    xo Janika
    http://crazysketchbook.blogspot.com/

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  16. it looks really nice now, you did a great job! x

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  17. Great job ! i like it !

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  18. That solution is definitely more appealing than the "right rash" solution. ;-)

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  19. Ahh that sounds like such a headache, but at least it's over and looking good now, right?

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  20. Wow, it looks so incredible! Great, great job!

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  21. Sounds like a lot of work but what a great outcome - it look amazing!

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  22. good work! love the going back pictures, looked like someone enjoyed the multiple trips!!

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  23. Haha, "right rash" is cracking me up! The yard looks awesome, great job!!

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