Geo Grid Driveway Day 1

When I ordered the Geo Grid, I also ordered some gravel from Home Depot for less than $5 for a .5 cubic foot bag. I ordered 70 bags, knowing I would have order more before the job was done, but I don’t want my yard to look like a department store parking lot.

In the image below, you can see the pallet of gravel. I also ordered a bucket of pathway stabilizer┬áto help solidify the gravel once I lay it down. Obviously, the Geo Grid will be the main stabilizer, but I also don’t want to see my gravel all over the lawn after a winter of snow blowing. I also ordered some landscaping timbers.

After receiving the gravelThe first day was the toughest. I waited until after the gravel arrived to start digging. Home depot is excellent about delivering the home improvement supplies the next day, so I got my timbers and the gravel right away. I had just put together my wheelbarrow a couple weeks ago, so I was prepared for the task at hand, digging. First, I measured and staked out the area to be dug up. The Geo Grid I ordered is 4 inches deep, so I want to make sure I dig an extra inch and then level it out as needed.

The pitchfork was pretty useless, the only thing that worked good was my rounded end spade. I would cut two spade widths in each direction and then pry it up. I cut the sod from the dirt blocks that came up so I could use the grass in other areas in my yard.

After doing a couple rows, I ran into another issue: where do I go with all this dirt? My yard is small. The backyard is smaller than the front yard. The sod raised the backyard by a couple inches, so I didn’t really want to add more dirt to the backyard. So after filling in and ruts around the house and along the side of the street where water eroded the dirt away when we had some heavy rain, I ran out of places to put the dirt. So, I decided to call it a day – to give me some time to figure out where I would take the dirt, because 65 cubic feet of dirt is pretty big when it isn’t under your lawn.

Hopefully this will be solved tomorrow. The temperatures are supposed to be manageable for the next few days, and no rain in the forecast, unless you ask Google Home… she kept telling it would rain the next day and then in the morning would change her tune.

Worx Aerocart: This Is What Ingenuity Looks Like!

Worx Aerocart

When you have to do stuff around the house, having a way to get your supplies from the garage to where you are working is important. It is also good if you can transport heavy items without killing your back.

The Aerocart Dolly/Cart/Wheelbarrow
This is a dolly, wheelbarrow and more!

At my age, carrying stuff around my yard is beginning to cause more pain and suffering than it used to. But the Worx Aerocart is going to save me from future distress!

I am planning on getting the Aerocart with the Wagon kit, because then you don’t have to always be pushing stuff around the yard, you can pull it around. Not only that, but then I can pull my grandchildren around the neighborhood and be the fun grandpa that will make memories! It just isn’t the same putting your grandkids on a dolly or wheelbarrow.

Aerocart and Wagon Kit Together
With the optional wagon kit installed, the Aerocart is a wagon!

Plus, the wagon is a great place to sit when you are pulling weeds or working on things that are low to the ground. Again, once you reach the age when the body rebels, it is a good idea to make things as easy for it as possible. Sitting to do jobs that you used to crouch for is one of the necessary things you must concede if you want to keep from buying too much ibuprofen.

Already have the Aerocart and want to get the wagon kit alone? Not a problem! Here is the link for the Wagon Kit.

Wagon Kit for Aerocart
This optional wagon kit turns the Aerocart into a wagon!