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!!!