Total Yard Makeover
Moving to a new house with a big backyard definitely has its perks. However, what do you do when the current situation requires a complete makeover? How do you even begin, especially when all you have is soil with plenty of unwanted greens? Well, it is actually simpler than you think! All you need is a little bit of imagination (not very good at it? no problem since hometalk and pinterest are your friends), setting an initial budget, planning and definitely some help from friends.
I decided to cover most of the soil with synthetic grass, to place garden stones, chippings and short fences around it and to leave some space for the flowers and plants.
Phase 1 - The basics
Step 1 - Clean the soil from unwanted greens
Step 2 - Pay a visit to your nearest DIY store and purchase the basic materials needed (synthetic grass, white stones, chippings, wood fencing, sand and geotextiles in order to create even soil but also prevent unwanted greens from growing in the future, garden fences, wooden boxes for decoration, a couple of triangle shading sails). Finally, ask your parents if they can spare some plants... at least for phase 1.
Step 3 - Call your friends, put some beers in the fridge, have fun and do some serious work!
Step 4: A few hours later you can enjoy completing phase 1.
Phase 2 - The small details
I found phase 2 to be the most rewarding phase of the makeover. Phase 2 requires you to handle the small details that can bring your backyard to a whole new level. In-addition, it’s time for gardening :)
Again, use your imagination but this time take your time since making some additions or small twists to the initial planning, is an ongoing process. One thing is certain though. You will enjoy every single minute in your new DIY backyard!
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