Dale N.
Dale N.
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  • Richmond, TX

Backyard Redo

8 Materials
$2300
24 Months
Easy

Wanted a little oasis of sorts as I am allergic to grass, this is what I did to my backyard.
backyard redo
I tore out the old fencing and replaced with new slats and galvanized aluminum.
backyard redo
Poured a 12’ x 12’ concrete pad, removed all grass in backyard and competed fencing all around the property. Outlined where I wanted beds.
backyard redo
You can see where beds will be and walkway to fire pit I installed.
backyard redo
Fire pit with bricks laid out around it.
backyard redo
Flower bed on right side of yard.
backyard redo
Doggie area.
backyard redo
Fire pit and beds.
backyard redo
This is layout of what I wanted to do to create the fire pit.
backyard redo
Fire pit completed, brick white-washed, 3-sided trellis by pit. This process has taken over 2 years and I am still working on plants and trees that will withstand the Houston weather.
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  • Gin21907859
    on Jun 12, 2018

    How does it look where you attached the metal to wood fence - do you have a picture of that ? Thanks

    • Dale N.
      on Jun 12, 2018

      I screwed the galvanized aluminum to the cross member boards. I put 10 slats and a sheet of galvanized aluminum then 10 slats.

  • Pearle
    on Jun 12, 2018

    I like your style. A lot! The textures you’ve brought in are fabulous: woodsy fence combined with shiny industrial, the tumbled look of the fire pit pavers, the softness of the grass. Is the walk path crushed limestone? I love that look too and it all works together. And I really like that you’re like me and a project might take or evolve over a couple of years but in the end it’s all worth it. Thanks for sharing - I’ll be using your ideas too.

    • Dale N.
      on Jun 12, 2018

      Thank you. Walkway is crushed granite gravel. I am working on it little by little. Hoping to get perennials planted so I only have maintenance. I love tinkering in my backyard.

  • Dale N.
    on Jun 12, 2018

    I had an arch there and took it out. My dogs weren’t having it. Lol. What is a pylon? Would you expound please?

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