We’ve been very busy the last few weekends installing the fence around the pool. This is one of the final steps that we have really needed to finish before we could slow down with the whole pool project. Landscaping will be an ongoing thing, but for now at least all of the must do’s are done.
Our insurance requires us to have a fence and quite frankly I am very happy about it. Besides being a human deterrent, I am thrilled to finally be shutting out the deer from a portion of my yard. Now, maybe I can finally grow some things that I have been trying to grow for so long. I saw Mama and the babies a few weeks ago on the right side of the yard in between the wood fence and the pool and about freaked out. I really have been very worried that I would find a deer in my pool y’all. Not something I ever want to see!
We decided to add the fence on the high side of the slope around the left side and the back of the pool. It then connects with the wooden fence on the right side of the yard. This gives me more of an open yard area around the pool on one side but closes off the side with the slope which was not very usable space anyway. We went with a black vinyl coated chain link to save money and because I know I will be landscaping so much that honestly the fence will not be the focus, nor did I want it to be back here.
The Mr. installed the fence himself and I helped a little…very little! Here’s another view after you pass through the gates from the walkway.
Over on the other side of the yard where the wooden fence is we installed another smaller fence and gate just beyond the deck steps to the side yard. Now we are closed up securely all around.
We also added a gate on the back side of the fence so we can still access the rest of our back yard. We have a total of four gates, one double and two singles.
Here is a sneak peek at my next project. I purchased (9) 1 gallon containers of dwarf gardenias to add in the space between the deck and the pool wall.
It’s going to smell so wonderful! I know because
my car smelled so good all the way home!
I can’t remember if I’ve showed you these yet or not. But, I wanted to show you some of my mums I got from Walmart a few weeks ago when they first came out. These are the ones they are selling for $4.44. Can you believe the size of them? They are amazingly big!
I just love the color of them too! I had to snap a few pictures for you this evening because it just finished raining again and they were literally just glowing!
I also wanted to show you this plant that is still hanging in there beautifully. This was one of the first flowers I bought this spring. I can’t believe how it just keeps blooming!
It’s still such a pretty hot pink!
I’ve been experimenting with watermarking my photos in Picasa but am getting a double mark. I’m not sure why but for some reason it’s adding one in addition to the decorative one I chose. I guess there must be something further I am supposed to do or unclick? IDK?
Well that’s what we’ve been up to outside lately.
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I hope you all have a great week!
It’s going to be quite a change for me going back to work this week, but one I’m looking forward to. I’ll be sure and check in as soon as I can with updates.