|Before with split rail fence with gate that neither opened OR closed|
|New handsome fence!|
|Garage side of house mid-demo (the orange and red lines are the utility markings that must be done beforehand)|
So while we really did not want to spend the money on it... however, we really needed a new fence.
|The Non-Garage side of the house/fence BEFORE|
|Non Garage side demo-ed and ready for new!|
|In go the new posts!|
We kept two gates, one on each side. Didn't want to, it would of been WAY more cost effective to just do the one that's on the garage side. However, the previous owners installed a pathway from the deck to a gate on the non garage side of the house. Not wanting to rip up a pathway but also not wanting a path to nowhere... we still have two gates.
|The awkwardly angled walkway. Look you can see the back french screen doors we still need to replace... they're the gray-blue the entire house used to me, doesn't match now!|
|Not only is it awkwardly angled on the "wrong" side of the house. The plastic edging is almost completely out of ground. We all trip on it. Think we're just going to rip out... doubt it'll fall apart in the two more years we're here ;)|
|I like that it's very similar in design to the neighbor's. Doesn't look as choppy that way. Oh and the fence is also angled a bit because we had to match old fence line or there'd be a huge gap. Oh well!|
Bonus... we moved the garage side gate to the middle so that you don't walk into a tree anymore!
|The gate used to be in front of that tree. Now that area will become part of the new mulch bed|
Jake declares he doesn't like that the fence is "yellow". I tried to explain it's new and it will weather and turn brown over time and he looked at me like I had finally lost my mind for good! ha.
You probably noticed in the pictures that our "grass" is pathetic. Two landscape companies say we have too much overhead tree/branches canopy to sod the front parts of the backyard :( Boo. Not what we were hoping for. We're still going to try to fertilize, seed, water, baby it, and maybe we'll prove the professionals wrong?? Maybe we can just grow a bunch of weeds that when mowed it gives the look of grass, ha ha!