Friday, March 14, 2014
The Better To Walk On
A little over a month ago, we decided to bite the bullet and use the Quikrete Walkmaker to build a sidewalk between the gate/back steps and the old garage. The ground is uneven. And mostly in shade. Little lives there except for moss...and mud. Perfect spot for a raised path.
These are the pavers that we had temporarily put down four years ago.
I took up the old pavers and leveled the ground as best I could.
After several weeks and much snow, Eric and I were finally able to get the bulk of the sidewalk made. We used many 80lb. bags of Quikrete, a wheel barrow, a shovel and two hand trowels. Back breaking.
And after about a week, we located enough Sakrete jointing sand to fill the joints.
I transplanted several hydrangeas into the area beside the fence, and filled in the bed with erosion-controlling pine straw that I collected from the roadside at mom and dad's place. I like free landscaping materials.
Eric and I are pretty pleased with the results. So is Booker. Now, to clean and finish out the front of the garage. Then, to paint.