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Hardscaping Hopes + Dreams

As we were out + about last week,

I asked G.O. if we could stop at a huge place that sells hardscaping materials.

Is that a word?  Hardscaping?

Anyway, I just hope that we can buy some of said-same this year,

as our back yard is currently a muddy  mess!

My plans include this:

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Rotten granite, also known (on HGTV) as decomposed granite.

It’s very French, isn’t it?

Crunch crunch underfoot!

My plans include enlarging our driveway + stuff.

Here is a huge pile of it, with our beloved Dory:

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Rotten granite will cost us $89 per truck load.

That doesn’t sound so bad, does it?

I also found the bricks that I must have for our front sidewalk:

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Looks like genuine old brick like no other product I’ve seen!

Here we have a sample walkway, laid in a basket weave design:

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Nice but nope.  I prefer, instead, the herringbone pattern:

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Now we’re getting warmer!

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And finally, perfection!

Herring bone pattern with soldier course bricks for the border

+ Chloe the Dachshund:

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I’ve waited so long + so patiently

for all this outdoor happiness at the Dutch colonial.

Guess we’ll all stay tuned!


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