Sunday, January 29, 2012

Backyard landscaping

We've had a very mild winter this year so we have been able to get outside and do a bunch of yard work.  
This is our side yard while they were putting in the pool.  Lovely.

Over the past month the makings of a garden have been created.  Our neighbor happened to be getting rid of all this stone so we took it off his hands.

Two weeks ago we bought some palm trees.

Eventually we got around to planting the palm trees and adding quality soil to the garden beds.

Friday the mulch was delivered...

The work began with our salvaged wheelbarrow.  Props to Eric on the new wheel because the old one just wasn't working.  Work progressed slowly and carefully until a new wheelbarrow was lent to us to finish the job!

As of now there is mulch and some plants on the side yard.  I also made a sandbox for the kiddos.  I have plans for a fence in front of the pool equipment so you can't see it from the pool and lots more plants.  Oh and I need to plant my garden seeds.

We have a flower bed behind the pool and just need some border and more plants.  Eric will also install lighting.  It was a body aching weekend but it paid off and we are well on our way to a prettier backyard!

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