Pours and paws

August 15, 2011

Activity central at the orange house this week.  We're STILL pinching ourselves that we're actually IN, but the dust - oh my - there's so much dust, and mud, and dusty muddy footprints, both human and canine.

So to eliminate some of the mess, our paths have been poured, driveway too.

Exposed aggregate down the skinny side with a 3m long gap which will have Castlemaine Slate steppers set into a garden bed at our feature window.  See our gate all the way down there?  We decided (at the absolute last minute) to put it at the end of the house to keep the hounds at bay.  We'll put a wrought iron feature gate at the front here - at some stage.


Can't wait to drive on it for the first time.  Just needs the saw cuts, an acid wash and a couple of coats of sealer.

Here's a close-up of the blend.  It's "Glenelg" from Mentone Pre-mix & I think the boys at 1300 driveways have done a great job.



The front landscaping will continue this week and weather permitting, it MAY be completed (???). Will be nice to see some greenery against all of this paleness :)



10 comments :: thanks for sharing!:

PuzSol said...

Yeah probably a good idea to keep the canines out of the feature garden... Hope the dust settles down soon. I can't wait to turn our house into a home (or drive on the driveway) either.... Still got a way to go for us, very happy for you though. Keep up the good work.

Tonia said...

JEALOUS of your exposed aggregate! That's what I wanted but they won't allow that here in our area! Looks so beautiful, Reinsey :)So neat! Good luck with the rest of your landscaping! We are up to that stage now..such a long process

Shayne said...

Looking fab Reinsey! I feel your pain with the dust and dusty footprints, Im SOOOO over them!

We've also decided on a two gate arrangement down the skinny side of our house to keep the hounds at bay ;)

Looking forward to more pics soon :)

Tash said...

Great idea keeping the side closed off, and poured, that should definatly help with the messy dustiness!!! The exposed agg look fantastic, great blend you have choosen!!! Arrrrggg cant wat to be where you guys are Reinsey, im just about over the whole process!!

Lou and Neen said...

It looks amazing. You can really see your little peice of paradise coming together. Glad to hear the furry friends have settled in. ;-)

Janine K said...

Looks fab and the hardworking landscapers were still at it at 4.00 today when we breezed past!

Debra said...

I was up close and personal on a walk yesterday.....aggregate fantastic and landscaping taking shape. Love the deck leading to entrance; the slate at the footpath will look classy and plants! isn't it wonderful.

A and A said...

Driveway and side path looks lovely Reinsey. No more dirty paws..hehe. I am a fan of front decking with stairs :)- its looking great.

Yam said...

Excellent! Love your aggregate mix.

Oh I just remembered something.. Have you considered sealing your grouts (floor tiles). I think its easier to clean when they are sealed :)

melmox said...

Love your exposed agg ;-)
No more dust & mud hopefully ;-)

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