Landscape & Gardening

Backyard Progress (days 14 and 16)

This detail view of the fence was taken in the afternoon.
This detail view of the fence was taken in the afternoon.

Day 14. Preparation for the lace fence installation. The fence contractor, Bryan Warrick of Allen Fence Company, is a full time firefighter who does this on his days off. On Tuesday, he had installed all but 3 fence posts when the University Park’s code enforcement swung by and shut us down because no permit had been issued. DRAT! I had warned all of them that a permit was needed, but they chose to fly under the radar. My landscape contractor thought that since we were replacing an old chin link with a newer one that the city’s approval wouldn’t be needed. Who would think that UP would be desperate for the cash? After all the Park Cities has some of the wealthiest folks living here who pay hefty property taxes. Go figure. Bryan then drove to the code enforcement offices, filed the drawings, requested a permit, and then called it a day. Thursday, his next day off, he would continue after picking up the permit.

(above) This was taken from the alley late morning during the installation.
(above) This was taken from the alley late morning during the installation.

Thursday, day 16. With no more hiccups, the permit was granted, and the remaining posts were set. Bryan had been worried about putting up the chain link fabric, but it turned out to be a piece of cake. With the posts set, he could measure for the three gate panels — a front double gate and a single one for the alley. The gate frames are custom ordered and should be ready for installation mid to late this coming week. I had ordered enough extra fabric that would include two complete design elements and then some. With what remains, we will position the gate frames over it and locate the perfect cuts.

Tomorrow I will work up a post about the brick paver progress on days 15 through 17. With only one hand and at the most six fingers to type with, creating a post is twice as difficult and time consuming than usual. So ’til then…

12 thoughts on “Backyard Progress (days 14 and 16)”

  1. Cathy Gassenheimer says:

    Patsy Ann, I really like the fence! What a great way to make it look unique and fun.

    1. Patsy Ann says:

      Thank you, Cathy! Now if we can just get the gates installed.

  2. Margaret Downs-Gamble says:

    I really like it, Patsy Ann. It is so completely unique. AND your little dogs can see what’s going on in the world. You are probably going to get people coming by to stare though. I bet your space will get invaded by curious on-lookers interested in seeing the lace up close.

    1. Patsy Ann says:

      And that would be completely ok with me, Margaret. I want the neighbors too also enjoy looking at my garden. That is… when it finally gets planted, but first the temps have to drop below 100 and stay there.

  3. Karen Clayton says:

    OMG! So cute. I want a house and garden tour!

    1. Patsy Ann says:

      Thanks, Karen! I’ll be glad to give you a tour once the transformation is complete.

  4. Becky Norton says:

    This is such a happy surprise. The design is eye candy. I am looking forward to the plantings

    1. Patsy Ann says:

      Becky, I’m so glad you think so, because the dirty backyard seemed to make the fence kind of ho-hum. The plantings will not be done until the temps are consistently below the three digit mark, and I understand that we can expect 3 digits through September. AAARRRGGGHHH!!! Because La Niña returns for a second visit this year. And if one more person tells me that there is no climate change, I will slap them upside the head!

  5. Babygirl says:

    It’s looks GORGEOUS!!!

    1. Patsy Ann says:

      Thanks, Babygirl!

  6. Cindy says:

    where can I get this fence ?….it’sbeautiful ….. Job well done.

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