Some of you may be wondering why I haven’t posted in a few weeks. Well, not much new has happened. This is the downside of deciding to do outdoor renovations in the Fall and Winter. Work getting done is subject to the weather and the past several weeks the weather here has been VERY wet! The rain has turned my yard into a swamp, seriously. I can’t even get to my wonderfully trimmed citrus orchard now without putting on galoshes and wading through the puddles LOL! But, that’s the way it goes when you decide to do landscaping in the rainy season I suppose.
One the plus side, my landscaper has been able to get the new planters in place around the backyard which will add some character and dimension to the yard so it’s not just a big rectangle lawn. The best part of the planters is that our landscaper was incredibly resourceful and was able to re-use the cement mow-strips from the front yard to create the planter areas in the backyard. We love re-purposing, re-using and re-ducing waste so this made us very happy! He also used a piece of the former walkway that was on the other side of the patio to create a large pass through step in the middle of this planter. I can’t wait to see what they’ll look like with plants in them, but I guess I’ll just have to wait until it’s a little less wet outside lol.
The downside of re-using the mow strips from the front yard is that my front yard which had lawn, dead lawn, but none the less, lawn that was covering up the dirt, now looks like this LOL!
My “favorite” part of this muddy renovation is when my big happy dog comes in from outside with his sloppy muddy paws. It’s just awesome. Eventually this will all be beautiful yard space (that’s what I keep telling myself at least!)
Landscaping a yard in winter a slow very muddy process, but that’s what you get when you decide to do outdoor projects when it’s wet outside. Progress is progress, even if it looks like a swamp.
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