After we finally got the pool done the path from the gate to the pool deck was always a muddy mess.  I tried putting down stepping stones but it wasn’t any good at all.  This Spring project was trash can pad, and a new walk from driveway to the pool.

To help with the drainage, I had landscape rock put between the new sidewalk and the fence.

They hit the main irrigation line with the stake holding the concrete form.   After waiting almost two weeks for everything to dry up I ended up having an engineer come up and tell me the only answer was to install a french drain.

Finally sidewalk in, french drain dried out the side yard on with the grass project.  I have hated the Bermuda grass.  I first fell in love with Zoysia grass while golfing in the Ozarks.  All the high end golf courses have Zoysia down here, so decided to rip out my yard and have it replaced with Emerald Zoysia.

Five Pallets Re-leveled the yard and used 1.5 – 2″ of real top soil!

Then installed landscape fabric over the french drain and then 2″ of real top soil!

Highly recommend Tommy Sessums.  Great price but a great communicator.  I have dealt with a lot of contractors who were a pain.  Tommy kept me informed every step of the way.  Most of the delays were on my end with the concrete, leak, weather, and the french drain.

As close to Kentucky Blue grass as I could get.  Three times the cost of Bermuda sod.

In case you missed the pool build you can check it out here.

JULY 12th update, Sod has been down for 10 weeks:

I am more convinced now than ever I will be doing the rest of the back and side yard next spring.

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