by Michele Hewitt.
My Dad, 84 year old Raymond Fouquet, is a member of the Los Angeles Petanque Club. After my Mom died last year, he moved in with us. Since he moved away from his friends and weekly petanque match in Los Angeles, we decided to convert our front lawn into a petanque court.
We had a very boring, sloping front yard. We terraced it into three levels, with the top level having a 10' x 40' petanque court, surrounded by a putting green. It is up high enough so that passersby cannot see what is up there, however, by word of mouth, we have become the hit of the neighborhood!
We used 2 inches of roadbase gravel, then topped it off with 2 more inches of decomposed granite. We bordered it with 4x4's. The artificial putting green is on the same base.
I have attached a few photos of my Dad and friends having a good time.
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