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Backyard transformation

  • June 19, 2017

bargerk4
bargerk4
bargerk4
bargerk4

I have always desired to have an outdoor garden space. A space where I could grow flowers and vegetables. I had a very small budget so I began my garden using only bales of straw and cinderblocks. It was extremely primitive to say the least. For Mothers Day this year my son decided to build raised garden beds and build a backyard patio. For this to be accomplished we needed tools so my son decided to bring his Ryobi one plus power tool set to do the job.
We started by grading the land off my back porch for the patio. This was done by rake and pick ax as we had no tiller. We also did not have a wet saw so we broke the pavers by hand with a hammer and flat head screw driver. After finishing the patio, we began working on the raised garden beds. We used 2x8 boards and 4x4 post for the corners. It was also braced with 2x4 pieces in the center. At the end of the project we had completed four raised beds. This was all done using the Ryobi one plus power tool set. Seeing as how we had less than 48hrs to complete the project being able to have these tools was extremely important. I myself was surprised at how well the project turned out given our low budget and time constraints.
After building the initial planters, I discovered that I could make the planters as well without any help by using the Ryobi power tools. We plan to continue this project next summer by building an in ground fire pit and adding planters.

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Backyard transformation

by bargerk4
Jun 19, 2017

I have always desired to have an outdoor garden space. A space where I could grow flowers and vegetables. I had a very small budget so I began my garden using only bales of straw and cinderblocks. It was extremely primitive to say the least. For Mothers Day this year my son decided to build raised garden beds and build a backyard patio. For this to be accomplished we needed tools so my son decided to bring his Ryobi one plus power tool set to do the job. We started by grading the land off my back porch for the patio. This was done by rake and pick ax as we had no tiller. We also did not have a wet saw so we broke the pavers by hand with a hammer and flat head screw driver. After finishing the patio, we began working on the raised garden beds. We used 2x8 boards and 4x4 post for the corners. It was also braced with 2x4 pieces in the center. At the end of the project we had completed four raised beds. This was all done using the Ryobi one plus power tool set. Seeing as how we had less than 48hrs to complete the project being able to have these tools was extremely important. I myself was surprised at how well the project turned out given our low budget and time constraints. After building the initial planters, I discovered that I could make the planters as well without any help by using the Ryobi power tools. We plan to continue this project next summer by building an in ground fire pit and adding planters.