Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Last of the Trees

Well over the holiday weekend I got a lot accomplished. I met up with several friends who came in town, many of whom came by to check out the place. If you notice the garage has been painted, thats just the primer. Doug and the guys finished up on tuesday, so now the garage matches the house and it really looks a lot better. So if any of you need a good painter let me know.
I planted the last of the trees on monday. Its a whitebud (a Red Bud w/ white flowers) and it is 2" caliper. It was a pain in the *** to get it into place. I would guess that it weighed 300-500 pounds, I knew I was in for a workout when I couldn't even budge it in the back of the truck. So I positioned the wheel barrow at the back of the truck and rolled it out. It was heavy enough to bend the side of the heavy duty wheel barrow.
I made it across all of the steps and around the pool, then I lost it. I paused to take a picture so you all could see how close I came to depositing the tree into the pool.
This is the final picture of it in place, you can notice that the fence has been stained with sikkens. The landscaping is slowly coming together. I also put in 6.5 yards of mulch over the weekend, it made a big difference with the way things look. I'll try and post some more pictures later in the week.
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4 comments:

Jess said...

it all looks great! :) when does it go back on the market???

jacksonT said...

i was wondering about you and that tree...really thought it might be spending a few more days in the back of your truck...anyways, i LOVED seeing your place, it looks amazing! i've just spent quite a lot of time going back and rereading your blog. great job! can't wait for future bbq's!

bkroll said...

looking good man. I may swing by tonight to check it out in person.

bkroll said...

looking good man. I may swing by tonight to check it out in person.