It finally dried up enough in early May for us to start working on our RV lot. We hauled in about 30 yards of gravel. We used recycled crushed concrete as a base layer and it has worked out very well. After some rain it has compacted quite well. We also wanted a topping layer of washed 3/4 inch stone to keep tracking the dust inside. Overall we are pleased with the finished result. We didn't put in any grass. My neighbour did his whole yard in grass so I'll just sit back, have a beer and watch him cut his lawn if I ever get a longing for yard maintenance!
Here is our yard build so far.......
|We parked in the adjacent lot until our site was landscaped.|
|Our lot awaiting drier weather so we can haul some gravel.|
|All the sod in the foreground had to be removed. We wanted a low-maintenance yard.|
|Well this didn't help! This was May 4. Didn't last long though.|
|Everything staked and the shoveling has begun!|
|I had a skidsteer come and remove the sod. Saved the back.|
|Gravel on site, but first....let's plant the shrubs!|
|I dug in some weeping tile to help drain the lot after heavy rains. It is buried under the stones and exits into the ditch (bottom of the picture).|
|Shrubs planted, stoned added inside the edging bricks, crushed concrete base has been spread. The new shed is arriving!|
|Is that little Bobcat big enough to lift that shed?|
|Yep, safely down on the ground. Now to support the end and pull the trailer out.|
|Now to lift the shed, remove the supports, and gently lower it to the ground.|
|Lift and slide it into position.|
|Just in time for more gravel to be delivered.|
|The Bobcat spread the gravel. All set to move our trailer over to this site.|
|This is a good start. This was the first week of June.|
|Now to work on the shed. Wired, insulated......|
|.....and lined with OSB. Just needed paint and finishing.|
.....and that was Our View From Here!