Michele Ferrari
Michele Ferrari
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  • Clearlake, CA

The front yard transformation


After spending the summer breaking up and hauling away 4 1/2 tons of blacktop, bringing in 2 tons of topsoil, building a fence, installing an arbor, landscaping, and brick laying, we were able to change our front yard parking lot into a thing of beauty.
The work begins.
The work begins.
4 1/2 tons worth of blacktop.
4 1/2 tons worth of blacktop.
A clean pallet.
A clean pallet.
Tilling very compacted soil.
Tilling very compacted soil.
2 tons of topsoil in.
2 tons of topsoil in.
The arbor assemble and installed.
The arbor assemble and installed.
Grass came in fairly quickly.
Grass came in fairly quickly.
Fence designed and building commenced. Street view.
Fence designed and building commenced. Street view.
View from my side.
View from my side.
Side yard view.
Side yard view.
Brickwork started.
Brickwork started.
Another view.
Another view.
So pretty.
So pretty.
Green everywhere.
Green everywhere.
More brick, a much needed step.
More brick, a much needed step.
All done... for now.
All done... for now.

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2 questions
  • Amanda Shrewsbury
    on Mar 7, 2019

    A muddy yard. How to devide a yard from Drive way

  • Heje
    on Apr 30, 2019

    Was this an original design or was a designer hired to present the idea? It is great looking and inviting.

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  • Darla
    on Apr 26, 2019

    Wow, that was a LOT of blacktop! Congratulations, all your time, work and money paid off. Your yard is beautiful.

  • Jlnatty
    on May 13, 2019

    That's an absolutely incredible transformation and it's so beautiful. I keep looking at the before and after and I know it's the same house, the same trees, the same walkway running up to the front door, but my eyes still don't believe it! Wonderful plan/vision. Wish I had that! I will not complain about my conventional front yard with plenty of grass and plants ever again, LOL! I'd have to hire people to do all of that work, unfortunately, no way could I do it myself (taking out blacktop, building a fence from scratch, etc.) If your municipality gives out "beautiful yard" awards, you should get one!

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