I’ve been chipping away at the back yard in little pieces — trying to make it a little nicer for humans and dogs to hang out in. While my family was visiting for Christmas in July, I noticed that Menards had a sale on large river rocks — the kind I wanted to use to fill some weed-infested areas between the house and patio.
Instead of being $3.49 per bag, they were on sale for $1.89 per bag — however I remembered this on the last day of the sale. So — not wanting to overload my car — I made 3 trips to Menards in one afternoon to get 28 bags of the rocks — meaning I covered this area for $52.92 instead of $97.72 — a big difference, especially if you have an expensive bathroom remodel in the works…
It was a lot of work to haul all 28 of those bags home and get them in place — but I love the results. (For those who are wondering, I removed some dirt from the area to make the rocks flush with the top of the sidewalk and also put down some landscape fabric to keep the weeds from coming back too aggressively).
Now the hose doesn’t sit in the mud! yay!
I wanted to fill this other, smaller area with rocks too, but after three trips from Menards and moving all those rocks (1,120 lbs or so by my estimate), I was too tired to go back for another 12 or so bags to finish this space off. Next time they are on sale, I’ll finish the project, I promise!
Somebody else was tired too — though I suspect it wasn’t from all the lifting — since dogs can’t really carry big bags of rocks.
My guess — he was tired from sniffing each rock individually when he discovered them. Silly puppy.