Love my backyard, but after a rainstorm it turns into a lake! I've decided to completely get rid of the grass and transform it into a beautiful, peaceful flower garden retreat. I will not
only be adding soil to the low spots which will help redirect the water, but I will create a beautiful space where I would much rather spend my time with the flowers and plants than cutting the grass :) Huge undertaking, but I am psyched up for it!
So far, I have used some "lasagna gardening" techniques- covered all of the grass (and weeds!) with newspaper, cardboard or paper yard refuse bags. Second step, top that with garden soil mix. I am waiting until I'm sure there are no more frost advisories before I start to plant my flowers and vines. I've started collecting the seedlings I'm going to plant as well as growing some from seeds. (I've got an ENTIRE back yard to fill with flowers!!!) I've been planning my secret garden layout and I can't wait until I can actually start planting my flowers! Wish me luck!
We have huge trees on 2 sides of our backyard which give us wonderful privacy but our 3'rd side was definitely lacking some! So, we added this framed wood lattice to the railing of our
deck and secured it with support boards in the back. Pots of jasmine put on each side have begun to trail up and wind their way around the lattice and hanging lanterns with an S hook (and battery operated candles) give off a soft glow on a warm Summer evening.Thanks for stopping by! ~Vanessa #PorchPride
Commented on Aug 11, 2012
I had that on the side I didn't have bushes for privacy . I even anchored it with concerte,
then we had a hurracane and blow it down. I enjoyed it while I had it, however.
This is my first pond..in the beginning from the first photo. April 2009..I will rebuild in a different place w/ concrete..lesson learned. I miss her. An earthquake destroyed it in 2011...But I will rebuild early fall.
Commented on Jun 29, 2012
Thanks for showing us your beautiful first pond. I know personalianly how much work it is to
build. My husband and I and a friend built mine about 15 years ago. My husband passed away 4 years ago and the pond/waterfall means more to me then ever. I love it.