The big garden renovations are on hold whilst we save up for some even bigger renovations on the house… But we will still be progressing slowly. In the meantime, I’m just trying to keep our yard looking ok.
The weeds have had a mad growth spurt, in the gravel and planters. Mostly its that sticky weed stuff which I remember kids throwing at each other at school.
Although the yard is in a bit of a state generally, I couldn’t let the weeds run riot, so I embraced the beautiful sunshine and got rid of them all.
The lovely weather and slight improvement to the garden also gave me a chance to measure up the space we have and start putting some design thoughts together. Mood board will be coming your way very soon!
So… This weekend we took on the huge and necessary task of taking up all the decking in the garden. It had been patched up by the previous owners, but was in a bit of a state. It was rotten in most places so was a little dangerous underfoot. As well as this, our garden retains a lot of damp due to it being walled on two sides, it stays shaded much of the time so the decking rarely has a chance to dry up fully and is always slippery.
I left the job in the capable hands of Andrew and my Dad… Mostly I was terrified about what we might find underneath the rotten old decking. In reality, it was just a couple of toads and a lot of muck and rubbish.
Now its up and most of the dirt is swept away, It might not be pretty but its given us a safer space to use whilst we plan the other big jobs in the yarden. The next stage is to work out wether to dig out the gravel to the right-hand side to level it all out or not…
There is no real rush at this stage, I’m just pleased I can walk in the garden without falling over.