(If you’d like to follow this project from the beginning you can start at Step 1 here)
Step 11 of Rear Garden Design Project.
Our landscape project continued to move closer to completion when we finally hired professionals to finish the job we’d begun in the fall of 2000.
In evaluating the project Billy Ahern of Ahern’s Landscaping, (who is not related to me in any way) decided to take down the walls I’d been trying to build on and off for many years. It is not because the walls I built were unsafe but because we wanted all the walls to match. This would not be the case if half was built by me and half by another person.
We were very happy that the steps my husband Dave and I had built 6 years earlier were judged sturdy and stable and could be incorporated into the finished project. We were and still are proud of the achievement of having completed that part of the project.
What took us years of off and on work, these professionals completed in two days. It was very clear to my husband and me that our careers of pushing keys on computer keyboards didn’t prepare us for the hard manual labor of hardscaping. We were no competition for the hardworking men who build these gorgeous projects day after day. We salute them and their work.