Who: Catherine R.
Where: Nashua, NH
We cut back the growth and etched out a garden and compost area with cinder blocks. We also used bricks and sand to make a walkway around the garden. We found someone to build a pergola for the grape vines. The yard had a slope to it, so we used sand to build a raised patio. The old cobbles used for the retaining wall originally came from Cambridge MA, and we learned how to lay the bluestone and brick from This Old House videos.
Who did the work: I did some of the work myself
Cost: $5,000 to $10,000