Plumbing

Plumbing

Our backyard water line had been leaking for a while. It was a slow leak but we finally got around to fixing it. We thought it would be an easy fix to swap out the old leaking faucet for a new one. It turned out the old faucet pieces were welded together so when Mike...



Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation

After finishing our backyard makeover #2 project, I wanted to add some type of automatic watering system for our plants. We’ve never had any sprinkler lines in our backyard so I’ve always had to hand water everything. I researched adding sprinkler lines...



Backyard Makeover #2

Backyard Makeover #2

After our previous backyard makeover, we started another one about 8 years later. We wanted to create a drought tolerant landscape with no grass. So we were throwing around ideas of using pavers, rocks, and decomposed granite. We first did a small project creating a...



Sandbox

Sandbox

We wanted a larger sandbox so Mike built a 5 ft square one. Our son helped too: Video of building it: We dug out a space for the sandbox and lined it with weed barrier: We also built a cover using 2″ x 4″ wood and stapled a tarp around it: It worked great...



Backyard Makeover #1

Backyard Makeover #1

Our backyard has gone through many transformations. This is how it looked in 2005 before we moved in: The deck and pergola: We lived with it as is for a couple of years. I used Photoshop to create some design ideas. This is one of my more preposterous ones LOL: We...