June 26, 2018
The walkway is completed! Looks really nice and will keep our feet dry as we walk back and forth from the driveway to the deck. I await some time to allow the grass to grow and thicken in as we plan to complete additional landscaping in the backyard.
June 22, 2018
Completed more cutting and added some border stones, edge stones, and river rock in the back. They will complete next week as weather is expected to be rainy on Saturday. The walkway on the side of the house will be 3 foot wide and the walkway in the backyard area will be over 40 inches wide. Some gently curves are added on the side of the house.
June 21, 2018
Most all of the center walkway is in place and many cuts have been completed. They are moving along rather quickly.
June 20, 2018
The walkway digging started today. Below is what it looked like hours before they arrived to start the digging.
By the end of the day things looked more like this. Some of the stone was placed into the dug trench.
Ok somewhere around the end of April I decided not to do this project myself. I searched out several contractors and decided to have Ortman Landscaping complete the project. They will be able to start anytime after June 18th which is great for me since it will be just after we return from our vacation in Italy and Croatia.
March 26, 2018
I started digging the trench for the drain tile needed to carry the water from 2 downspouts located near the garage and back of the home near the deck. Today the ground was very wet and muddy but the sky was bright and sunny. It actually was not to difficult to dig out what I did. Granted, I have not fully dug out the required depth and I will need to do much more digging in the coming days. The weather is still cold and wet and I expect this may take awhile to complete. My plan is to complete this before I start the digging for the paver area. I want to have the top of the located not less than 6 inches below grade to give myself room to install 2.25″ pavers, and inch of sand and remainder crushed concrete. Most other areas will have about 4-5 inches of crushed concrete.