The ups and downs of renovating a house

…or two

Day 5 – taking up tile & weed block fabric

The previous owners made a small stone pathway in the middle of the garden to the very back.  They put these little (pain in the butt) stone on top of a weed block fabric…all of which had weed growing on top of it…though only a few had gotten through the entire fabric to grown into the ground.  But I have to say, it’s been a pain to get rid of.

On the side of this path, the owners put tiles into the ground…DEEP into the ground.  What a pain to get out – had to dig big ditches on either side to be able to break them up & remove them.  It’s not all done, but a lot was!


A few of the tiles I broke up.


The ditch beginning…you can see pieces of tile still within.


Digging the ditch.


Rolls of the weed block fabric, stone & whatnot on top…next to a bag of decorative (argh) stone.


The path where some of the stuff was removed…you can see where it hasn’t been.


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2 thoughts on “Day 5 – taking up tile & weed block fabric

  1. Looking good. What is the plan with the backyard?

  2. mrsukyankee on said:

    After we lose all the ick in the back, we’ll get rid of the lean-to & the seat, we’ll lay it to lawn & put in a wooden shed…and eventually put in a wooden deck right outside the doors.

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