Monday, May 16, 2011

Literally as cheap as dirt

A couple weeks ago we were able to do some more landscaping. This time it was literally cheap as dirt. We put in a set of stairs on the side of our rock wall. Here is the before, a big, muddy mess: And the after: With some finishing touches:

The retaining blocks were free. We got them from Evan's mom who had them sitting in her backyard for the last 7 years.

We spent $25 on a scoop of sand, and $35 on a scoop of gravel. The labor...FREE! It was a little tricky trying to take care of two kids and put in a set of stairs in just one Saturday, but we did it. The hanging baskets were each $10 and the flowers were another $30. This little Saturday project cost exactly $100.