Happy Dance! My Backyard Raised Garden Beds are FINISHED!

Big sigh ~ resting my biceps and hoping the 12+ bruises on my legs will heal fast…but it’s all worth it! My backyard raised garden beds are FINISHED! We finished on Saturday ~ and just in the nick of time as a weather front moved in that night and brought winds. Next weekend is supposed to be in the 90’s!

Get set for lots of pictures ~

Here is what 3 cubic yards of double mix soil and 3 cubic yards of decomposed granite looks like sitting outside our property in the alley. We had to haul it from along the front of the house to the side and out back.

As stated in the early post ~ I went to Oxborrow Trucking & Landscaping in Reno to order my dirt and d.g. Got the call at 1:15 pm that the driver will be there in 20 minutes…shut everything down at work and left to meet him. The driver was out front when I got home…had the dirt dumped in no-time flat, very friendly and helpful! I would definitely recommend them to anyone in the Reno/Sparks/Carson City area! By 5 pm my husband and I filled up the two beds and the first layer of d.g. around the beds.

Just a note ~ 3 cubic yards filled up the 5’x12’x12″ box and the 6’x6’x12″ box perfectly!



Saturday we finished laying the d.g. down in back and the front yard; laid stepping stones between boxes (they were all over the front yard when we bought the house); had the 3 Stooges (my FIL and his two friends) put in a new auto-watering control box; planted marigolds in the garden boxes; planted the veggies; bbq’d out in our new reclaimed backyard! There is still snow on Peavine so I may wait until the end of May to plant my tomatos.

Here’s the front yard ~

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra.
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5 Responses to Happy Dance! My Backyard Raised Garden Beds are FINISHED!

  1. Congrats! I was admiring your cairns…and lack of weeds. 😀

  2. blazedanielle says:

    Ahh!! Your garden looks delightful!! And I bet the warm weather will make it bloom even more! Great work!! It looks truly beautiful!

  3. Quilty says:

    Well done, you little garden dynamo! 😀

  4. Ohhh…there are weeds out front. Luckily none in the back, it was pretty dead dirt back there.

    I have so many bloody river cobbles that I can make cairns all over the place! LOL!

    Thankies Blaze and Kiwi! 😀

  5. don_mae says:

    Wow!! Your hard work is paying off. Night and day..from the before pictures. You can send me some of the leftover veggies after canning what you want.

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