If you have been following along (if not scroll down, there's links at the end) I'm sure you've figured out by now I rarely have straight lines in my hardscapes. I like the soft, flowy look. Here we've got it formed up, partially anyhow, and are working on getting it graded.
Pour day. This patio is plumbed for a waterfall (brings water up from the lake and then down the retaining wall) as well as an outdoor kitchen. Someday anyhow.
railing we used on the interior of the home. It's powder-coated rebar. Love it!
We have been in the house now for eight years I believe (could be nine). I still don't have some of this area exactly how I want it (and with the addition of a dog who loves to eat lower branches and basically destroys plantings), but that's part of the fun. Tweaking and playing with it until I get it "right". Can't wait till spring so I can continue the process. I've always got a plan, we'll just have to see how far I can get this season.
Here are the links to previous articles in case you're interested:
My Landscaping Adventures Getting started in the front yard and an island of rock
My Landscaping Adventures- 2 The island border and a preview of the back patios
My Landscaping Adventures- 3 Back Lower Patio, Firepit and Staircase
Next time, lots of flower pictures. All the landscaping has been in for at least a couple years now and I've got loads of flower beds to show you. Also, I've started a new bed in the very front of the property with a few berms and I've worked on covering that ugly retaining wall. That'll have to get split up but gives you a taste of what's to come.