From Dirt Patch to Charming Conversation Space

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It’s a charming conversation space now, but it started out as a sad dirt patch. The transformation is a must-see!

Hubby rounded out the space, which looks so much better! I laid down some weed cover, and recyclable mulch. The final layer was a bunch of white stones.


I couldn’t find any Before-Before pictures. This is as close as I could find. When we first moved in, the space jetted out into the lawn, and was covered in weeds and ivy and had a small tree in the middle. It just didn’t fit. We cleared it out the best we could and it stayed like this for a year or so.

After a long time and not a lot of effort, this is the big reveal of our conversation space.

It’s a “thing” in our neighborhood to have Adirondack chairs in your front yard. I would always sit on the front stoop to wait for Stepson to get home from school, so this is a much nicer spot to sit out front and watch the world go by.

Want to see the entire transformation? Click on the link below and head over to the blog. I would love for you to stop by and sit for a spell and let me know what you think!

Holly Bertone | Pink Fortitude
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  • JB JB on Sep 13, 2016
    Is there any shade? Looks like it might be quite hot sitting there...

  • George Hopwood George Hopwood on Sep 14, 2016
    What are the BOOTS for?

  • Kathy Davis Crumpton Kathy Davis Crumpton on Apr 15, 2018

    I am wanting to do similar to a dirt area to put my fire pit table and chairs on. The problem is one side has an underground spring keeping it muddy and wet. Any ideas to allow drainage yet still be usable?

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