In a mad rush to finish a 4 year old project

If you’ve read my blog for very long, you know that our back yard has looked pretty much like the photo below for 4 years.
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We got that far in a mad rush 4 years ago for my son’s 2nd birthday celebration and the project stalled. Lack of time, energy (have you hauled around that many flagstones?), a glitch in the design idea and other issues….did I mention energy?

One of the first dilemmas was how to finish the top edge…we’re doing that today, so I will soon have pictures! 🙂 Then we need to just regrade it, add a LOT more sand and go buy some flagstone…as well as get another type of edging for that bottom section. So, hopefully over the next two weekends we can make some major progress.

One unfinished bit is what to cover it with. My choice are these:

I think they look very 50’s and frankly the other option – I think – is a corrugated roof on a solid structure. One bad point there is that it would require a permit. Second, I think they’re ugly! (gasp!) Pergolas – not of the period – and not enough shade.

So, purists…what do you think?

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