We have a really nice front yard that never gets used because we haven't had a way to contain the dogs. It's not that they are mean, there's just to many other mean dogs and traffic to contend with. So this year I decided to over haul the front yard a bit. During the summer the front is the ideal place to be as it's East facing so we are protected from the sun and the ever present W, NW winds. The current deck is too small so I will also be adding a 6' x 12' area to that so we can bring our table and chairs out front too. Even though the dogs like the grassy yard we are tearing it all out and will be xeriscaping. The current concrete sidewalk is being removed and will be replaced with compacted crushed brick. as well as some Turfstone pavers and step-able thyme.
The fence is done, still waiting to find the perfect gate. There will be a small trellis over the gate. The picket material is all from salvaged pallets. There's a retired cabinet maker here that spends his time taking them apart and them selling the slats and rails on craigslist. The trellis beams are from rough sawn juniper that I purchased from and old school hardware store here. The cross slats for the trellis will be rough sawn 2x3 juniper that they are having milled for me. We will espalier hops up the posts and onto the trellis.
The beginnings. Total time to put the fence up from posts to finish was about 4 hours. Would have been less but had to cut all the boards for the differing heights ()actually only 5 diff measurements)
The reason for the fence, the supervisors...
Done! Blue tote is the temporary gate!
Hey what's up! Let me out!!
Boycotting of the sod removal!
Faux rough sawn gate posts.
6x6 rough sawn juniper beams