Spring 2016 Yard Work – Part 1

It may seem like it’s been awhile since I’ve done a home improvement post. That’s because my home has been seriously unimproved. Here’s what the powder room looked like a year ago:

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And here’s what it looks like now:

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In fact, I should be happy that it looks that good. We had some more issues with water in the basement. But more on that later. This weekend, I decided to try and tackle the nagging problem of jagger bushes beyond the retaining wall.

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We got a bunch of them back there, and a couple of times per summer they threaten to come over the wall and have to be trimmed back. Well, no longer.

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The ultimate goal is to have a terrace or two back here, and we have to start somewhere.

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We followed it up with one of the least satisfying fires ever.

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You may be wondering why my backyard looks like a wasteland. I have a whole post on that for later, stay tuned. Right now though, I’m going to tend to my scratched-up, hairless, sunburned and actually-burned forearms.

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