Now that the deck was looking great. I needed to address the overgrown weed garden that inhabited the inside of the fenced back yard. And I mean, there were weeds, weeds and MORE WEEDS!!
Here is what it looked like BEFORE:
Instead of just buying a barrel of Round-up, I actually hand pulled ALL the weeds, carefully shaking the gravel free! Then I reburied the plastic lining and leveled the gravel that had shifted and slid around. I discovered some flagstone and some flat rectangular bricks around the property and layed several pathways throughout the garden and built a small support wall with rocks to prevent the gravel from sliding downhill again.
And voila! The backyard has been transformed into a place to plant and enjoy!
Here the AFTER:
My secret garden awaits planting in the spring! I can’t wait to see the hydrangea in May! I have already planted daisies, daylilies, coneflowers, hostas, and more! Stay tuned for new photos as everything starts to blossom in the spring!!