This is my least favorite PITA area by my screen porch. I have decided to use up all my red brick and lay a ‘patio’ area for my grills to set on. I’m going from the front corner post (by spade) and making it rectangluar. I’m thinking of using the broken brick I have and making it a rounded corner.
Just another photo of the ‘mess.’
I have my front edge dug here. I pulled crab grass roots and Creepy Charlie till I was blue in the face. Yes, I’ll be cutting/digging out the berry bush too. Some of the brick is stacked under the stairs.
I’ve sloped it away from the house. Broke up the big chunks of soil. Then I dug a trench along that front edge. I will lay a row of brick level with the lawn so I can just run the mower around it without having to figure out if my weed whacker works. I did the same with my fire pit. No trimming needed.
I had bought 3 packages of landscape fabric. I just laid one out last night and weighted it down to see the size. I cannot believe the piece is a perfect size. I’ll be doubling it up tho.
And I have a crapton of sand I took from the basement stairs… (I’ll find a photo later. I think it is on the home computer.) I took 17 wheel barrel loads out of the stairwell so we could use it. I saved 6 or 8 pails of it to use for this. I’m sure it won’t be enough but I know where to get more. I have all the brick left from the back door remodel (see below) and I can kill two birds
with one stone. That pile gets cleaned up too!!! lol
Damn I’ll be so happy when all this gets done!!!