When I last showed you the cement path I constructed by my driveway, it looked like this:
Welp, the grass did not grow. See that downspout by the fence? It rained for 3 days straight and that downspout created a grass seed water slide. I literally watched my hard work slip away. Womp. Womp. On the bright side, I had constructed that path all wrong so this at least made me go back and fix it.
Matt did a little research and found gutter extenders, dug a moat to hide it in, and now the path is looking like this:
It’s not very pretty right now, but it’s far more functional. The extenders cost about $30 total for the piece that attaches to the gutter and then 3 more pieces to stretch it out to the driveway. They can be buried, but you don’t want to put anything crazy heavy on top of it so I’m thinking I may restructure the garden bed to reach the path… Maybe some hens and chicks on top of the extenders, then wildflowers (as planned) in the rest of the bed. You’ll notice the bleeding heart bush and the filler greens are gone now, they’ve been relocated and seeds will go in this weekend if the weather is nice enough.
It’s supposed to rain all week here so we’re going to check out how it works before we try grass seed again.
And just in case you’re interested, here’s an up close look at how it connects to the gutter:
Nothing fancy, just pops right over the top and then each extender just locks into the one before it. Have any of you tried this before? How’d it work out?