Yippee!! It is finally finished. The major back yard facelift that Mr. Spring and I started in March is finally complete. You can read about the start of the facelift here and here. We have plenty of blisters and aching muscles to prove it. Was it a lot of work? Yes. Did we know what we were doing at first? Thanks to lots of research, yes. Would we do it again? Yes! Are we proud of it and of ourselves? Yes, yes, yes!!!
When we bought our first home, it was important for us to live in an established neighborhood in an urban rather than suburban setting. We knew that we would have to tackle projects, but if it meant we could increase our home’s value by applying some muscle, then we were all for it. Our little charmer had all of the major updates completed, thankfully, so that we can just add our tastes through cosmetic overhauls. That’s what this project was all about.
In a nutshell, we removed all of the previous owners’ gravel, rocks, decking and patio in order to build our own new and larger patio and lay sod. He didn’t have a lawn – at all. He didn’t want any maintenance – at all. We wanted grass for Gracie, and since my husband grew up in an apartment in New York City, it was only right that he should have the opportunity in his life to do mowing and lawn maintenance.