Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Backyard Reveal

This is the back lawn....
and here is the tale of how it got that way...

Look, no WEEDS!!
Loam all raked out and seed and mulch is going down.
Finished mulching the new area. 
Moved the white screen over to hide the air-con unit since now
 I don't have to hid the whole side of the house anymore!

This was how it looked when I started stage one for Gitter done.
Remember this pile of rocks and weeds?

 See my little conservatory perched on the hill?

 This is the garden bed I killed myself on in the spring.
Tomatoes are picked almost daily now. So worth it.
The seed has been put down and the sprinkler is in place.
This requires due diligence in watering constantly to get a
 lawn to come in during the month of August!

This picture I never showed you before. 
It is the before of the back of the house when
 I started my first stage of the garden clean-up.
This is how the back of the house has looked until recently.
Old tires, extra rocks, some trash that the trash man won't take...
Simply ugly. White trash? lol
The seed is down and the mulching has been done. 
The back of the house is shaping up!
I am using an old bookcase as my potting storage for now. 
We plan to put in a french door where the window is
 and have a patio outside the door.
I plan to move my table and chairs to the back when the lawn comes in.


Fast forward six weeks: the lawn is lush and green.


Pretty amazing!

We planted some tall arborvitaes
 to hide hubby's excavator~
its handy but not very pretty.
My garden kind of meanders along...
The front gravel walk with cobblestone edge
 has roses and boxwoods as a border.
This walk has to be weeded on a regular basis.

Dillon and Tobey watch me when I work outside.
They gave me the thumbs up on this project!
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