Bass spent hours researching contractors and getting bids and figuring out what would need to be in place for this to happen. He finally found a driveway/paving company to do the driveway and got in touch with a concrete contractor (a great guy from our church) to do the sidewalk.
The sidewalk went in first, they fixed the curve to make it more natural as well as widened the sidewalk. It's about 8" higher than the previous one (also to help keep the rainwater away from the house.) They also ran some conduit underneath for the electric cable that goes from the house to the outdoor lamp post.
|Bass edged all of the beds for me this spring too.|
|We changed the shape of the garden at the corner of the garage, pulling it way back because it made parking awkward.|
|Mulch stays in the garden bed now because the driveway was raised up.|
Here's the before and after of the outdoor light.
|I'm not quite sure what happened here but suffice it to say, the light didn't work.|
|And the 'after'. Look at all the new grass along the driveway too. So pretty!|
And now the best part, the official before and after!
Well, the best part is actually not worrying if we'll get water in the basement every time it rains! :)