|Project by gabriellus||posted 06-16-2015 03:10 PM||984 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This was my Mother’s day gift to my wife. Our kids are amazing, but I’ll say they played with the custom-built playset approximately NEVER, and it was time for the grownups to have a garden again. My 7-year old and I took the playset down screw by screw (boy, was this a reason to leave the “glue” part out of “glue and screw”) and saved all the wood.
I dug out the post holes and used Quickcrete to install the posts. I was able to salvage almost all of the wood from the playset in the garden rails and door. A coat of Deck Over on the framing (almost none of reused playset lumber was pressure-treated, can’t beat the cost though! :D), installed the door and latch, and up went the deer netting. A load of mulch later, and we were done on Mother’s Day.
I’ve had 4 trees taken out to get more sun, but unfortunately, late plantings (we were a month behind), a whitefly infestation, and record high temperatures (95+ every day? seriously?) have left this year’s early summer crop in a bit of shambles. We’re feeling hopeful that a late summer/fall planting/crop will put this all in the right.
And then there’s next year :D