far the biggest change to the yard that we made was having the driveway paved. We’ve put this off for years for a few reasons. Not only is it an expensive project, I’ve also had some trepidation about the look of an asphalt driveway. I would have done concrete in a heartbeat, but we didn’t even bother getting quotes for that because we knew it would be well out of our range.
|This was taken at the end of the driveway last year when we had a couple of large spruces cut down by the electric company.|
Anyway, the process of having the driveway paved was really simple. They came on a Saturday and graded our existing gravel, parked all their machinery there on Monday and were there at 8 a.m. Tuesday to pour the asphalt. They were finished by 2 p.m.
|We’ll fill in the lawn up to the level of the asphalt so areas like this should look better in a couple months.|
Even though we didn’t really mean to concentrate on fixing up the yard this year, I might as well share the to-do list that has developed:
- Re-roof the garage.
- Paint the garage.
- Install a pergola over the garage doors.
- Have the driveway paved.
- Regrade the lawn around the driveway to even it out.
- Paint the garage doors (temporary solution until we can replace them in the future).
- Redo side/back garden beds (partially finished).