Sunday, August 23, 2009

Landscape 4: Phase 1 complete

Sorry for the delay... it's been busy business time over here lately. Phase 1 of our landscaping plan has been completed for a few weeks now. Our little patch of grass is taking off. We planted a Chinese Pistache in the courtyard and are looking forward to the fall color. The brick patios are finished, a big one out back which will be covered with a pergola at some point and a small one off the kitchen which will be the grillin' station.

The front yard is pretty much done except for the planter I still need to build along the fence.




Here's the big pad. It turns out that not all of our old brick was the same size, but Jason and crew shaved the bricks one at a time to make the patio we wanted out of them.




And the little guy.

7 comments:

troy. said...

Looks great!

Ephraim and Rachel said...

awesome! how does ollie like his little patch of grass? -rachel

Anonymous said...

All this in just over two years. Congratulations! Could we get a close-up of your pet door, and maybe a few words about how you fabricated it? Thanks!

Matt said...

Thanks guys! Ollie likes the grass but walks slowly... as if traversing the surface of some alien planet. It's pretty funny.

The push-out windows (top and bottom) are original to the house. There's a good shot of one here: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bN28lxoIqeM/SSxRRpIKg1I/AAAAAAAAAWg/-dXyAIb-uYk/s1600-h/outside.jpg

Kate Thornton said...

Absolutely spectacular! We have a 1954 Cliff May in Pomona and it is so wonderful to live in. I love everything you have done to yours.
Kate

Merritt Johnson said...

Your place looks awesome. It was great to see it inside. I'm looking forward to more parties!

Anonymous said...

i havent visited yer blog in some time; looks like uve been busy! everything looks great! best wishes for you and your family this holiday season!

-ray