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Backyard Rescue

SO...for the last several weekends my husband has started a landscaping business. Ok, not really. But he might as well have. We moved into a home in Webster Groves 2 years ago. We were both driving 40 miles one way EACH to work and spending nearly $600 a month on gas...I can't tell you how life changing being close to the city is. Anyway....let me show you a bit of our yard...
It was time to do some updating and we had big plans!!! My husband (being a civil engineer) drew up plans for the yard with a new patio, pergola, sidewalk, and more! He and his friend were going to do it all in 1 weekend. 
A permeable patio was put in which removes the footprint of our house and we installed drainage to collect rain run off into a rain garden in the front yard. Like with most things labor intensive...when I say "we" ...I mean him...I basically did none of this project. FIVE weekends later the yard is done and while it couldn't look better I would be lying if I didn't say I was happy to have the hubby back by my side in the warehouse. 
The firepit has already been used and we are waiting on new patio furniture. Brandt is building a cute little table for us too. The back yard being done will completely change how we use the house! Doesn't it look great!!!
May 21, 2015

Thank you Cathy! The rock came with the house :) !

Nicole @ Rescued Furnishings
May 21, 2015

Love your new patio and pergola! And your house is adorable. I want one just like it!! Did you add the stone to the outer walls or was it already like that? It’s gorgeous!

Cathy K.
Jun 19, 2014

Looks great! We’ve been thinking of doing something like this. How much would your husband charge to create a little patio for us? ;)

Jun 19, 2014

Love the patio and the pergola, and the dog is the perfect addition. I can’t imagine hanging out on my patio without my two. Looking forward to the class next week.

Cathy Perry

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