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ORC Pit to Paradise: Week Two

Before we can implement any of our plans for this space, we need to remove everything. This week I was able to remove almost all of the pavers, retaining blocks, and stones, and probably a little over half of the weeds. 

We’re giving all the materials away. One of the landscapers who bid on the backyard offered to haul everything off for $500. I know that once I post this on Nextdoor for free, it’ll be gone, which TOTALLY justifies adding $500 to our budget for outdoor furniture, right??  Honestly, we've had so much interest in the flagstone already that I think we probably could have sold it, but I'm not sure it'd be worth the headache. 

Those trash bags, plus two more out of the frame, were filled with weeds pulled by hand out of the future grassy area.  We opted to do it manually for lack of better options.  Roundup is the most common way to prep an area for sod, because it breaks down after a week or two.  Considering the ongoing lawsuit and the fact that no one could…

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