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by MarksYard on July 18, 2006 11:04 AM
Ok..I'm going to try and keep ya all posted with the progress..
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Feel free to throw out ideas, suggestions and concerns...Mark
by Triss on July 18, 2006 11:17 AM
WOW, WOW, WOW!!! What an awesome amount of space you have there to work with. Any thoughts on the bare bones of what you want to add?

I can see a gazebo with climbing vines, a pond, pathways, raised beds, a nice grassy area. Ohhhhh the possibilities!

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by MarksYard on July 18, 2006 11:22 AM
LOL...well...after leveling this space I plan on extending the cement patio with a paver patio, including a cover which extends the lentgh of the house...then yes a pond, three tier with some koi...(my wife loves fish) then along the fence a block wall raised bed with flowers and stuff to be determined later..then about a 20x30 grass area...oh and a dog run for baby there..lot of work and $$ but it should keep me busy for about a year or two... [Smile]
by Triss on July 18, 2006 11:28 AM
Sure will but oh the results will be so worth it. Are you planning on extending the patio both ways along the back of the house?

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by MarksYard on July 18, 2006 11:37 AM
The patio will extend away from the house to the right as you stand facing the backyard out of the door..the short side will be (in my mind) a pathway with a small wooden bridge as you enter the backyard...with a dry creek under..in reality a place for the new rain gutters to drain..
by Triss on July 18, 2006 11:44 AM
That is a good idea cuz it can get pretty wet there when it rains. I can see some large planters or a raised type of bed under what I assume is diningroom windows? (the angled one to the right in the 2nd to last pic) Then you could see flowers while eating.

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by MarksYard on July 18, 2006 11:52 AM
well we could, but we don't eat at the table..we both work PM's 2:45 to 11:00 so we generally eat out...even on days off..but I like that idea...we'll see...
by afgreyparrot on July 19, 2006 12:51 AM
Wow, you are so lucky to have that fence! [grin]

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by penny in ontario on July 19, 2006 01:13 AM
Its great to redo a yard and start from scratch.
If you look in my album you will see that we too, also redid our back yard and i love it.
Keep posting those pictures of the progress!

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by Wrennie on July 19, 2006 03:32 PM
A flat yard! Ahhhh  -
How about a nice weeping white birch, or weeping cherry for a focal spot. Then the rest should be all dooy play area, a digging spot, a doggy kiddy pool.

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by Wrennie on July 19, 2006 03:34 PM
And, the large wall where the chimney comes down definitely needs a trellis for some blooms to grow on.

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by loz on July 20, 2006 03:32 AM
Wow, it's going to be amazing---can't wait to see more pics as it progresses. [thumb]

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