The beginning of the story is that I didn’t want a yard. We were moving to the mountains … into the woods …. and I wanted it natural! Well, it turned out the septic system needed this freaking large “drain field”…. so, they had to cut down lots of trees. It made me sick! On the bright side Hubby likes a nice lawn to mow so……OK.
However (and I am getting way too wordy for my average post) the soil is horrible….they didn’t bring in topsoil …. thus, we have a baked clay patch of rocks and weeds. So. Hubby says ….. after 3 years of fussing ….. “Go ahead …. do what you want with the front yard” YAY!!!!!!
I am going to take all the “recycled” bark mulch that my tree guy can make for me …. free ….. and build up the front about 5 inches ……. making walkways (that will eventually get topsoil and re-seeded with a good lawn seed).
The pathway down from the driveway will begin here and wind around the canopy to meet up with the pathway through the arbor.
You have to use your imagination 🙂 I can see the finished beds filled with black eyed susans and and holly hocks…..roses and day lilies…..clematis and trumpet vine…..you get the idea 🙂
Unfortunately, I took a tumble on Monday…..tripped on a laptop cord and flew into an armoire. I banged myself up pretty good. I’m talking “No, Mr. Policeman, my husband didn’t beat me. Honestly, I tripped over a cord and fell against the furniture” kind of banged up. So, after a few dozen wheel barrow loads of bark mulch deposited ….. my project must experience a short delay. Don’t worry …. at least I know I don’t have Osteoporosis …. ’cause nothing broke 🙂
Now everyone …. repeat after me ….. “I will not leave my computer cable lay about all willy nilly”!
Hugs and blessings ……Rosie 🙂
The neighbor’s dog named “Boo”.
Courtesy of OLD DOG PHOTO