Backyard Redo

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24 Months

Wanted a little oasis of sorts as I am allergic to grass, this is what I did to my backyard.
I tore out the old fencing and replaced with new slats and galvanized aluminum.
Poured a 12’ x 12’ concrete pad, removed all grass in backyard and competed fencing all around the property. Outlined where I wanted beds.
You can see where beds will be and walkway to fire pit I installed.
Fire pit with bricks laid out around it.
Flower bed on right side of yard.
Doggie area.
Fire pit and beds.
This is layout of what I wanted to do to create the fire pit.
Fire pit completed, brick white-washed, 3-sided trellis by pit. This process has taken over 2 years and I am still working on plants and trees that will withstand the Houston weather.
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  • Gwen
    on Jun 19, 2019

    Fill in beds with native Texas plants. Lantana, Texas Star Hibiscus, Ruellia - vertical and low growing, Foxtail Ferns, Vitex just to name a few. Any good nursery in the Houston area can help you with a selection of native Texas plants that are drought tolerant, perennials and will last in the Texas summer

  • Barbara
    on Jun 26, 2019

    Why did you use or what is the purpose of the album slats. Seems it would be hotter in the yard when sun shinning on them and burn the flowers as well.

  • Debi Sirekis
    on Jun 26, 2019

    Would that galvanized steal get hot in 120+ degree weather?

    • Ross
      on Jun 26, 2019

      YES! But you don’t have to touch it usually. The biggest problem is the reflecting sun. I’ve had to tarnish mine to diminish the glare

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