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How to create a hammock area to steal a moment…

…away from it all.  The hammock is really great to hide from the kids if I sneak away and wrap it completely around me.  They are catching on though.  HA! too bad ;)Lazy hammock area

I still have one more hammock to hang before I can complete this area.  Then I will mulch it in and add a path and a few native plants.  Like I mentioned previously, I am systematically working my way through the backyard space by space.   My design goal is to create a LIVEABLE and low maintenance, no-lawn backyard.  I want space for all of the things we love, and a space that is comfortable as well.  Last year was the front garden’s year – this year is the back garden’s year.  hammock hardware on thepost side

I dug the hole to set the post 3 feet deep, this is essential.  Don’t skimp here, you want it to be sturdy.  The rest of the method was essentially the same as when I built the cedar post and hog panel fencea closer lookHere is a closer look at the hardware I chose on the post side.rope and hardward "tree side"And here is the tree-side hardware and rope.  Wrap the rope twice, and get a nice soft, fat one to be kind to your tree!

That is it y’all – a very comfortable and relaxing area, that also looks beautiful and ate up more space.  On to the next area….I am breaking things up in small manageable chunks.

A special thank you to my Daddy’O for helping me.  Love you dad!  Oh and thank you to Danny and Evan for this beautiful gift that you gave to me – almost 8 years ago when I arrived like an alien to Texas from Canada. xo

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6 Comments

  1. Aren’t hammocks the most comfortable loungers? Great for reading or if it’s very hot snoozing! Enjoy. Christina

    • Yes ma’am! …thinking of a nap right now….ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz – xericstyle

  2. How nice! Enjoy your stolen moments of relaxation this spring and summer.

    • Thank you Pam! I am certainly going to try – likely with your book in hand! You do the same :) -xericstyle

  3. Desert Dweller

    That’s like where my smaller hammock swing goes – I only seem to use it in spring, though. Time to expand the season. And start to use my firepit again, and…. !

    • …and! I totally feel the same way! ;) -xericstyle

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