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Back Yard Spruce Up

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I was tired of fighting the weeds around my pool. I dug and dug every spring just to do it again and again. So I decided to win this fight with some weed barrier and rock. I believe it looks so much better and maintenance is almost at zero. This makes me very happy!
First I weeded for I hope the last time. Then added weed barrier and then rocks I purchased at my local rock and stone place. Took some 18 x 18 cement patio stones that I found dirt cheap on my favorite site VarageSale (check it out) and painted them random colors and put them down for a pop of color. I took some old pots I had and gave them a good spray painting to add more color pop! It took me and my son a couple weekends to do this but so worth the work!!
This is during the process.
Then the end result..
Hope this inspires you to get that yard done!

Material I used for this project:

  • Weed barrier

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  • Nicolette Spargo
    Nicolette Spargo New York, NY
    on Feb 13, 2017

    Great idea! Your backyard is lovely :)

  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Feb 20, 2017

    Wow! Just wow!

  • Liz IsTired
    Liz IsTired Salem, OH
    on Mar 27, 2017

    Looks nice

  • Sunni
    Sunni
    on Mar 27, 2017

    It looks great but you are a Brave sole to put rocks around your pool. I would be scared of them getting into the pool.

    • Dede Diorio Ryle
      Dede Diorio Ryle Charlotte, NC
      on Apr 4, 2017

      I understand but we have had not one in the pool. They are pretty much contained in the border. Thanks!

  • Debbie Woods
    Debbie Woods Blue Springs, MO
    on Apr 12, 2017

    I did this around the back of my house. Weeds still broke thru the weed cloth and rocks! Constantly pulling weeds. :(

    • Smythy0539
      Smythy0539 Parsonsburg, MD
      on Jul 28, 2017

      There are several types of weed cloth. The best is the commercial grade (most expensive of course) and try putting it down in 2 layers using different direction the second layer.

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