New Pathway

This is the first post for my gardening section. I have a few projects that I have done already but I haven’t had the time to start this section of my website. So here is the first post.

When we bought the house, there was a hot tub in the backyard. We, well I because I was a stay at home mom at the time, used the hot tub quite often.  However, it was old and starting to break down. Not to mention it was under a Cedar Tree. WHY it was put under a Cedar tree was beyond me. Not only can you not keep cedar out of the tub, but relaxing with your head back as the jets work the knots out of your shoulders only to open your eyes up to see a huge spider making it’s way towards you from above is not…well…relaxing in any sense of the word. The tree was damaged in a wind storm and it had to go. Soon after I decided so did the hot tub. So one day I took a saws-all and cut it up into manageable pieces and headed to the dump.

Now we had a huge cement pad in our backyard. What to do with it. Obvious answer? Tile it!


So this was done a few years back, and it looks good, but now what? We have to go across the grass to get to it and sometimes that’s messy. So we talked about put a pathway from the deck to the patio. This year we finally decided to do it. So here is what took place Sunday.


As you can see the grass wasn’t in the greatest shape. (That is another project that hubby has taken over this year. Fixing the grass. This was after thatching the moss out. Yuck!) So now that the sod is gone and everything is level we need to put the sand in along with a new product we thought we try instead of gravel.


It’s called EZ Base and it is suppose to take the place of gravel. Also weighs nothing. Says it’s suppose to work under driveways so I’ll let you know how well it works. I know our backs already love it! lol

But this….


not so much. 😛 We still need a few more of the larger stones (Home Depot didn’t have enough) but these should do for now. I have a feeling it will be like putting down new flooring in a room. Suddenly the furniture doesn’t look as good as it used to so it needs to replace. Where the reworking of yard ends we will see.

Until next time…..

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