Weekend warriors: Sandy and Kenneth Johnson Project: Front- and backyard overhaul in Mill Creek Cost: $25,000 Time spent: 2-½ months...

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Weekend warriors: Sandy and Kenneth Johnson

Project: Front- and backyard overhaul in Mill Creek

Cost: $25,000

Time spent: 2-½ months

Details: “Our summertime project started with just a little fence repair … then we decided to re-landscape the entire space. We installed a larger front porch and deck, designed a fire-pit area, threw in a second deck and topped it off with a hot tub. The yard that was once a flat bumpy croquet course has turned into a little piece of heaven.”

Lesson learned: “Make sure to have proper drainage in all areas. After a rainfall, my husband had to correct an area that collected runoff.”