Our backyard makeover is nearing completion!
Today Tal and I got two scoops of mulch for $28 from the landscape landfill:
One side of Savannah's play area was overrun by weeds...
...so we covered it with some landscape fabric (for weed control):
Then, Tal and I spent 1.5 hours dumping and spreading mulch
to make the area more attractive:
We also spread mulch in the area where Tal removed 6 bushes a couple weeks ago...
...as well as around the deck...
...and behind the play area:
In order to complete our backyard project, we still need to spread another
1-2 truckloads of mulch, as well trim the bushes and trees around our house.
We hope to be done in 1-2 weeks!
Before starting our 2014 backyard makeover, Tal and I saved $3,000.
Here's a breakdown of our expenses so far:
$1,600 Playset$400 Plastic Playground Border
$100 Landscape Fabric and Stakes
$98 Mulch (6 truckloads)
$70 Sod Cutter Rental
$446 Sod, Compost, and Delivery
$160 Rain Barrels