Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gardening and Yard Work

Wanted to get on here and tell you that I am still alive. ;) Just really busy with the garden and stuff like that.

I don’t know about where you live, but it has been SO HOT here until you don’t want to step foot outside. Unbearably hot! So needless to say I haven’t been doing very much outside.

We got the pool installed Sunday was a week ago. We finally have figured out how to do everything we’ve needed to do so far. We are really enjoying this thing to! I have hit it everyday so far and some days two and three times. The days I can work outside and I get really hot, I run jump in the pool and cool off and go at it again. That really helps cool you off to and helps ya get another burst of energy to do some more.

So today we had a nice little shower and after the shower I got there and laid out the flower bed around the pool area with the water hose and then spray painted it so I would know where my edge will go. My plans are to border the edge of it with monkey grass.  Also had bought some square stepping stones yesterday and we unloaded those out of the car. Was much too hot when we got in yesterday to unload them and since we weren’t using the car, we just left them.

I am trying to figure out WHERE I want to put the patio now. We went ahead and placed them on the ground in hopes it would kill the grass. ;)


I want to put some banana trees on the backside of it and some elephant ears as well so I can hide that ugly shed. Then I have some canna with yellow veins I want to put in the area around the pool with all the yellow daylilies. I’ve got to put some round up the grass between the stones. As you can see I have already put some around the pool area and 3’ out from it where I was going to do the flower bed around it. See the area I have the square stones laid out on the left side of the pic?  That’s where I had thought about putting the patio but I think it’s going to be too close to the ladder because his plans are to do a deck where the ladder is. This will probably be later on but I need to put that in my plans now so I don’t have to be moving things later. The monkey grass there beside where I have the square stones now is going to be moved so I can have monkey grass around the flower beds edge and not around the patio itself.

Decisions, decisions and I can’t make up my mind. I jsut don’t want to have to move anything later after it gets to growing pretty. Also I’ve got to leave room in and around the filter area to be able to get in there and clean the filter etc.

Also I am trying to think about what I can put around the patio over the grass so I wont have to be weed eating it.

IF I do decide to leave the patio where it is I will have to level the ground because it dips in on the middle of it. I’ve got to get 25 more stones for it so it’s not as big as it will be. It will be a little over 8’x8’ so I can sit our patio table and chairs on it. Also I want to put those round stepping stones in the ground so they don’t stick up.


Anyway I am working on it little by little and when I can due to this heat wave we’re having. One day the heat index got up to 110. OUCH HOTTTTTT!

Hope you all are having a great week so far!


1 comment:

WhineNRoses said...

Hi Rose,
We have the same pool and the kids and I love it!!
I am not too fond of the ladder, so we might build some steps.
We are also making a patio out of blocks as well.
Enjoy your yard- it looks great!!!