Back-Breaking DIY aka “More Pavers?!!”



I don’t know how or why we get ourselves into some of these projects, but we do. This specific project got a little out of control. It all started last year after we endured the hottest summer on record and all but two of our bushes were scorched.

1-Beginning Landscape

Then, my parents came for a visit a couple months ago and decided to tear out all of our ivy that was growing around and up the trees.

Below are the best photos I could find of our trees. The first one is the day we moved in and the second is from this past fall. You can see how much the ivy grew and expanded in just over a year and a half.

1-Fall 2013

Once the ivy had been stripped from the trees and all the roots tilled up and sprayed with Roundup, we knew that our time table had been set…

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