Rock and Roll
The one side of Raybelle was in dire need of a face lift. The passage next to the house also hosts our washing line. The ground was covered with weed and other gug that is probably 60 years old. Also, whenever something falls off the washing line, it needs to be washed all over again. Who wants 60 year old gug on their underpants?
Here is the before picture. Rooky error: I washed our white bedding the day that we decided to do this project. Note: it wasn’t a great idea.
Now, remember I have mentioned before that Viv is a perfectionist, which means that each and EVERY little weed that existed was removed. EVERY SINGLE ONE of them. I had no chance to jippo on this job. He has eyes like a hawk.
Then we started levelling the ground. Sloping it downward for water to run into the drain and not sink into the ground immediately leaving a breeding place for mozzies. . And then we rolled out the weed guard.
We bought 12 cement stepping stones (we had 2 left from our front gate project) and arranged them on the weed guard.
Then we just layered the gravel around the stepping stones.
Ta da! Nice and tidy washing line area. (I love how my washing line folds back onto the wall and you don’t even notice it)
Gravel: free (leftovers from building the boundary wall)
Weed cloth: R 260 (R130 a roll)
Stepping stones: R360 (R30 each)
Total: R620 (not bad for a whole 10m area)