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Weeds anyone?

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!!

This entry was published on January 31, 2012 at 4:44 pm. It’s filed under Exteriors and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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