Besides feeling every muscle in my body ache, besides feeling the pain of the blood blister on my finger that I smashed between a rubber mallet and a brick, besides feeling complete physical exhaustion on Monday all day, I am also feeling proud and satisfied!
I spent Sunday afternoon creating a beautiful garden edge from tumbled Belgian brick pavers. I only bought enough material to edge the perennial bed planted against the south side of the house. I wanted to start with a small area in order to determine I liked the results enough to install in other areas. I pulled up the old plastic edging that was overgrown by the lawn at this point and wasn’t serving as separation between the lawn and flowerbed anymore.
I dug out the trench.
put in the landscape fabric, filled with paver sand, and with the help of my very patient husband and his trusty level, compacted the sand to a level finish and then laid my brick pattern down. And presto!
And I’m so pleased with how it looks, that I plan to incorporate this edging in other flowerbeds.
This weekend, I plan to move to the backyard and finish a garden project that I started last summer: my herb garden.
And I’m sure I will wake up Monday morning needing several ibuprofen.