So I said yesterday, we went a bit crazy in yard work this past weekend.
A little color never hurt anybody, after all. (Actually, I take that back… did you see the carpet when we moved in?)
Initially, we were just going to build the raised vegetable garden, add some flowers and call it a day. But once we started leveling out more of the yard, we realized the yard of “grass” that we had, really wasn’t much grass. But lots and lots of weeds.
Goodbye weeds, hello dirt!
We actually tore up our entire yard and left it as dirt field, but at least got some of the flowers in place.
Along the retaining wall, we put in a variety of perennial ground cover to keep it colorful, with fairly little maintenance.
Once we put in the front bed, we decided, why not keep going and limit our potential grass area event more? So we added a circular bed as well. Our plan with this is to line the back with brick to make another mini retaining wall, which hopefully will be done this weekend.
Of course, we over bought in plants. So we’re going to have to get creative in squeezing more in down the road.
And here’s the finished product from the weekend.
For comparison, again, here’s where we started Saturday afternoon.
Now, to figure out what to do with the formerly weedy yard. We’re considering either replanting grass, some other easier ground cover, or some other sort of pavers or landscaping features. Any suggestions?