Saturday, 6 September 2014

Backyard Blitz - Day 1

So the time has come to get rid of all the weeds and rogue grasses, and put in artificial turf - because that's what grows best here in Northam.

Peter spent all week removing blocks, bricks, garden edgings, pavers etc around the back yard.

The day started off bright and sunny - we had our breakfast outside on the deck - then the clouds rolled in, and the rain started.

Fortunately our chaps were prepared for all types of weather. Adrian has all the gear (the 'Dingo', and compacter) and the skills we need.

Firstly to get the 'Dingo' up onto the area where it's needed.

 Easy now ... well, he certainly looks the part.

All of this has to go.

Making a start!

Choosing which type of turf to lay later - the plain bright green, of the one with little built-in faults and yellow bits!

Woopsee! That wasn't meant to happen.

Setting it right, and getting back to work.

Daylight is fading - it's been alternating rain and sunny all day - and we are ready to lay the crusher dust.

It's beginning to look a bit less messy.

Ummm, something interesting showed up in the digging - must be from next door. (It's a bong, if you've never seen one.)

So ... what have the kids been up to all day?

 They've been busy!

Even Thomas! (Kids these days, ay?!)

Back yard under control, next the front yard.

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