Yesterday morning I dug up most of my sideyard.
And TODAY I plan on finishing.
I asked my sister the other day if she thought I should redo my yard.
She was like - "It's your yard" and I start in on how it's gotten away from me, too much work, over grown with weeds now, blah, blah blah. So I ask what she really thinks? and her reply is
"What does it matter what I think?" So, me being me, I press on and say "But WHAT do YOU think?!"
So finally she replies that it would be more work than she would want (and she has a gardening/landscape business) but that all that matters is whether I want it or not.
I tell her that I've had several people tell me how much they like my yard and I can feel her exasperation.
"But what do YOU want and like?"
"What do YOU have time for?"........
HELL! I don't know!
OK, so yesterday I stood in my overgrowth wild yard and thought about it.
So I started digging.
I dug up a ton of hostas. I moved maybe a fourth to the backyard and the rest are in buckets of water waiting for me to decide what to do next. I moved my 2 butterfly bushes, my Rose of Sharon, my Lilac bush, all to the side of the driveway, along side my neighbor's boat......
Most of them still had their roots in a ball from the previous containers they arrived in. I watered them heavily. I hope they survive.
Last night in the twilight, I dug holes in the backyard for fence posts. I have a little patio area and I think I will surround it with fencing. It would make a nice private place for my dogs.
The back will have to be higher, to keep the little neighbor boys on the other side of my house at bay.
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I'm thinking of just enclosing that area and taking down the existing privacy fence. That will clear a large space and make it easier to get to the bottom of the yard.
I hope to clear that. Level some areas and terrace some others and then enclosed the whole thing in fencing.
In my front yard, I want to make some cement pathways, I have the "forms" to make it look like a flagstone. I also want to try creating some garden statues.
Maybe make some clothesline people.
And then I have an idea about making some garden step-stones......
OK, time to go outside and start!