Backyard Upgrade

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I wrote a post last year about how I was wanting to do a major overhaul of my back yard. I really wanted it done, but I never thought we would actually do it.  My husband and I are very good procrastinators.  We usually wait long enough to that we move on to the next thing or project and then nothing gets done.

Our backyard was pretty horrible.  First, our deck is so small that our family of 5 couldn’t even sit out there to eat.  Forget about having people over.  It was a disaster.  The grill and table are smushed in and my little tiny garden grew great tomatoes and beans, but the kids loved to play in it too.  The grass didn’t grow very well because of a huge slab or rock running through the middle.  The grass roots would never take hold because they couldn’t grow down.  See for yourself.

Backyard Upgrade

Backyard Upgrade

We knew we had to do something, but had no idea what or how much it would cost.  We finally took the plunge and got recommendations from several people and had a landscape architect come out.  He took pictures, measurements, and we told him how we wanted to use the area.  After waiting a couple of weeks for him to come back out and show us what he came up with, the work began!  After a month the work was finished.  I’m so excited to show you our backyard upgrade!


Now we have a huge patio.  We can buy a table that fits our entire family and more.  We have plenty of room for our grill.


I put in seating walls and a fire pit so we could accommodate lots of people.  We really wanted to do this because our kids are getting older (ages 6,8, and 11).  I wanted to have a place for them to hang out with their friends, have a fire pit at night, while husband and I can be sitting in the living room (keeping an eye out). The large dirt area is now a mulched bed with a tree, plants, and flowers.

Do you have any projects that you have been thinking about and procrastinating? Well… you may not have to anymore because you could win an upgrade.  Enter the Bubble Upgrade™ Sweepstakes and you could win an upgrade experience valued at over $10,000.  CLEARCARE® PLUS is putting on this great sweepstakes you definitely need to enter. Good Luck!!


From 8/10/16 to 9/6/16, a winner will be selected every Wednesday to win an upgrade experience (each valued at over $10,000), spanning categories from sports, travel, and self-improvement.

Backyard Upgrade

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