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Update on Backyard Landscaping | Pretty Handy Girl

Things have been busy in our yard. There’s been lots of mud and dust flying around. I figured you’d like an update on our backyard landscaping. Put on your boots and let’s get dirty!

If you remember, I had big plans to give our back yard a face lift using Belgard stone products. It’s been super exciting seeing things take shape. The landscaper we hired (Arbor Enterprises, a woman-owned company in Pittsboro, NC) has been here working hard rain or shine. They leveled an area beside the house for the garden and shed area and built a small retaining wall using Keystone Stonegate wall blocks. You can see the drainage gravel in the back where the shed will go. And they will cover the rest of the area with weed barrier and Chapel Hill grit.

Update on Backyard Landscaping | Pretty Handy Girl

The blocks go together easily and are held in place with pins. This allows for a sturdy retaining wall that doesn’t need any mortar.

Update on Backyard Landscaping | Pretty Handy Girl

The Keystone Stonegate Wall Blocks are also being used as a seating wall on the new patio. I chose Mega Arbel mosaic pavers for the patio surface and am in love with the random pattern! The guys started laying the Belgard Granika steps off the patio. They weigh 275 lbs. each — I’m so glad I didn’t chose to DIY this project.

Update on Backyard Landscaping | Pretty Handy Girl

One of the most important components of the patio will never be seen when finished. These are the layers of paver base (drainage rock) and paver sand beneath the pavers. The landscapers also made sure everything slopes away from the house for proper drainage.

Update on Backyard Landscaping | Pretty Handy Girl

If you remember, we used Belgard Dublin Cobble pavers six years ago for our front walk. They have been a great addition to our landscaping and we wanted to use them again for this project.

Update on Backyard Landscaping | Pretty Handy Girl

The landscapers used the Dublin Cobble to pave the path by the side of our garage. What’s that post for?

Update on Backyard Landscaping | Pretty Handy Girl

I’m building the Pergola to hide the trashcans. You can see the finished pergola and follow the plans to build your own.

Update on Backyard Landscaping | Pretty Handy Girl

That’s it for now. Here is the full reveal of our backyard transformation! It’s hardly recognizable as the same space.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Belgard. I receive complimentary products in exchange for writing a post about Belgard. I was not told what to write. All opinions are my own. As usual, I am very particular about the brands I work with and will always tell you if you are reading a sponsored post.

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  1. […] we finalized our decisions, work began in our yard. As oftentimes happens, the yard went from bad to worse before it got better…a lot better! […]

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