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Old 03-15-2010, 01:06 AM
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Our yard puts behind Cayote Ugly

Finally gave our own backyard a facelift. Nothing too fancy, because we have 3 small dogs. But we like it now.

Built the building as a detached guest room last autumn, on blocks to be easy on the big Douglas fir root system. So the idea to skirt it with a short fence came to mind in the middle of the facelift last week.

I've wanted one of the circular patios for a long time. Sure made me appreciate those landscapers that are really adept with pavers. It's not really just a piece of cake.

The ramp was a brainstorm two summers ago when we bought the place. The skinny side stairs were a pain. So we culled them, and ran a ramp to the upper tier of the back yard. I really suck at deckwork, but it's fairly stout. Actually, improvise is a better word than deckwork.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:00 AM
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damn that is nice, huge overhaul for the better except the no grass, gotta have some grass
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:07 AM
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Awesome job man! Looks fantastic!
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:02 AM
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No "yard" is complete without some grass!
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:07 AM
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This is amazing! No need to even take a vacation!

What kinda rock is that??
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:34 AM
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This is amazing! No need to even take a vacation!

What kinda rock is that??
The fine is pea gravel.

The river rock cobble is from Oregon Decorative Rock, about 3/4 of a mile from us. They just refer to it as 2" to 8" river cobble. Not sure where it comes from. My guess is not from southern Oregon. Its got all kinds of greys, cream, some burgundy and other. A really nice mix.

It was $110 / cubic yard.

The lawn may come in as a final phase someday. Where the fenced garden area is. My mother is 92, and we fenced that area for her. Its where a future lawn would go.

This week, I divided the ornamental grasses in the front yard, and will use those for the back. They will have to be the substitute, although not the same thing.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:43 PM
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I like. GOOD JOB.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:58 PM
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Looks great
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Looks relaxing. Good job
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looks great, very oasis like.
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