I is for…
Or, the yard that is slowly becoming a garden again. I understand from long-time neighbours that the people who owned the house and sold it to the guy we bought from had an incredible garden. The guy we bought the house from had let it sit pretty much empty for 10 years, as I noted before, and the garden just went. I think neighbours say he maybe arranged for the lawn to be mowed a couple of times a year. You see, he didn’t even live here in the city – or even in Canada. But, that aside, the garden was gone.
Here is the front before we dug up the lawn on the one side:
Here is the dug up lawn
And here is the front with new mulch and pots populated with bright and colourful flowers!
We are still fighting weeds, but we have made the front yard look a bit more respectable now. We will probably plant things in front next year after we have made sure the weeds are gone.
In back, I need to finish digging things up and laying my brick border, and then we have several pots of plants, courtesy of my friend the avid gardener, to get things going.
Here is before starting the big dig:
And here is after
On the side, now that the neighbours there have put up a nice new fence (no pics of that yet…this is the old crappy green fence you see on the right), I am going to set down some raised beds to grow some vegetables.
So, a lot to do this year. I am looking forward to a chunk of time off work this summer to get some things done!