That was Then, This is Now

Backyards, they’ve been a Changin’ since the 1990’s, ya think?  Back then, Yards were Yards. How’s that for insightful? Remember when backyards had a focus-point lawn with flower beds and dozens of shrubs? Kids played hide-n-seek ’til dark as lighting was usually a patio floodlight. Perfect example of a 90’s style backyard is shown below. We’ll call it “the Before.”

Bragging Rights  – Building a Backyard

Fast-forward to 2019. A How-To journey to Make Your Backyard an Oasis. Where we’ll be showing you “the During” & “the After” goings-on of a project we like to call the z . . . ‘cuz that is it’s name. Sorry guys, woke up with this wry sense of humor and we’re pretty much stuck with it right up to my blog deadline. The Good thing about it, this Property is a Wowser . . . Wanna get started?

Diggin’ to China

Reminiscing, I grew up with a pool in my backyard. (Here we go, my leaving footprints in the sands of time . . .)  The story goes, the neighborhood panicked when they heard a series of mini-explosions. They ran out into the street to discover the homeowner decided dynamite was easier than digging a hole for his new swimming pool.

Not quite our story for diggin’ a pool at DuChene’s. No words necessary here . . .

Take it From the Beginning Micah – Strike a Pose (2 years ago)

Double Dipping – 2nd Media Format – The Afterglow


Poolside Fire Bowl Design

That’s a Wrap

You’ve been such good sports as we swagger around ’bout this truly magnificent backyard makeover. Isn’t it Time to Make Your Backyard an Oasis? We love turning backyards into outdoor living spaces. Give us a shout and we’ll meet you in your landscape to talk about it. Or . . . head to our Portfolio for other landscape designs.


This Blogger – Over & Out

Thanks for Dropping In

Until next time . . . Get Outside Portland!

Kim Thibodeau, Exterior Design Services

Landscape Blogger, I’m a IKEA decor lover!

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