Saturday, February 24, 2007

Backyard Makeover

Biscotti and I are thinking of clearing the backyard of grass and putting in concrete. When we first moved in, the grass was great and we never thought we would want to get rid of it. But now, with two dogs that just loooove to dig and run and run amok, we both think a concrete backyard is a grand idea. We would leave a circular grass border around each of the three trees, the stretch gardens on both the east and west side of the yard would stay put, and the rest of the space would become easily maintained concrete. No more holes, no more mud, and picking up crap would be so much easier. What do you think, concrete or grass? View the pics and let us know.

Reminds me of baseball player Tug McGraw being asked whether he prefered artificial turf or grass. His answer: "I don't know, I've never smoked Astroturf"


Samantha said...

My mom took out her grass when she got a dog and laid down concrete paving stones. That way she has the option to remove some if she wants to plant more flowers or shrubs without having to jackhammer concrete away.

jblueafterglow said...

That's a good idea; I'll mention it to Biscotti. However, I'm not the gardening type, so having the concrete be permanent would be fine by me. There would still be the long stretch gardens on both sides of the backyard, as well as a fair amount of planting space in the front of the house.

Thanks for the comment!