Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Our New Rock Garden

The area around our air conditioner was not in the best shape. It was bare, muddy, and mossy in various areas, and filled with twigs and other debris. So, over the Summer, David and I worked on getting the area cleaned up. We wanted to change the appearance without spending a lot of money, and without it needing a lot of upkeep. Neither of us has much time to keep a flower garden in decent shape, so we decided to use a pile of river rocks we already had in another section of our yard, and transplant them to make a rock garden. Here is the progression of our project... 

The way it was before we started working on it.

We removed the large rocks and debris,
then laid out some paving bricks where we wanted them to be.

The grass and dirt was dug out, and the pavers put in place.
Black weed barrier was laid down.

River rocks were transplanted and the larger rocks put back in place. We may eventually add some decorative garden ornaments or artificial flowers, but this is what it looks like for now.

Every time I look at our new rock garden, I will be reminded to put my trust in the "everlasting rock." Isn't it great that we have a God who is our refuge and strength? He is the only "rock" that can truly take care of us in our times of need. 

Psalm 18:2 - The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, [we have] an everlasting Rock. (NASB)


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