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For the past couple of years, we’ve focused on improving our home’s curb appeal. Projects have included: a new driveway, parking area, and patio; steps leading from the patio to the basement; extending several landscape beds; installing irrigation; and last year, killing every blade of grass in our lawn to eradicate my enemy, Bermuda grass, and then establishing a new lawn.
Our 2012 landscape project will be to replace steps that Mr. SP built leading from the patio to the yard with ones that coordinate with our driveway.
Mr. SP is quite handy. He used landscape timbers to form the sides of the steps and leftover pavers for the tops. There’s nothing wrong with his steps, but he’s never been quite satisfied with them. The plan is to start the new steps to the right of the existing ones.
Mr. SP has a large woodworking shop, but he likes to bring certain equipment outside to use. The concrete pad will be extended to give him a bit more workspace. Instead of having an awkward space to mow, the landscape bed will curve around to meet the new sidewalk.
We’re pretty excited about our plan and hope that we can start on this project soon.