Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fixing up our back yard and fence

You guys already know what our back yard/ patio looks like...

Yup, looks pretty much done doesn't it? 

Well, it's really not.

You see, thru the magic of editing, I usually do not share with you guys what's on either side of this deck!

And there's a very good reason why I don't because it is A MESS!

To the RIGHT

To the LEFT
We tried fixing this sloping part of the yard on our own... several times. Weeds just seem to love it here no matter what we try and the sloping land doesn't make it inviting at all!

Yup, really, really bad!
To top it all, when we moved in to this house in 2010, the part of the fence that is currently wood, was destroyed (remember, we bought this house foreclosed), so my husband put up this 'temporary' fence to close it off.

Other side
It has definitely seen better days and needs to go - fast!

And since we're replacing this fence anyway, we decided to do more changes...

.. like EXTEND the back yard over all!

Yup, we're extending on where the marks are at. That way, we have more room in the back that's fenced up, for the kids to run in.

It's a snow-ball effect I tell yeah. 

So over all, this is what needs to be done:

1) Level off the ground on both sides of the patio and put some plants on it too
2) Remove the old fence and build a new  to extend the yard.
3) Cover up the pond ( oh yes, there is a pond too, small and ugly too ) and plant something nice on that area

Sounds easy looking at just 3 here on the list, but I know it is gonna be T-O-U-G-H since we started the snow ball rolling already!

Will tell you more about the plans on  my next post!

Have a Great Weekend Friends!


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  1. Vel you have really done so much with your yard, pool and deck! There is nothing the children love more than running and playing outside!

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  2. Hi Vel! I am trying hard to get back to blogging AND commenting on my favorite blogs – everything takes 3 times as long with only one hand!! Landscaping is truly a never ending process - it will be wonderful when you are finished. Hope all is well with you and that you have a great weekend! xoxo

  3. Your yard is beautiful, I bet it will be even better when the changes are done! Good luck with that snowball! ;-)

  4. I think you have a wonderful plan for that space! The kids will enjoy having more room to run and play with the extension. Good luck with it all and keep us posted! :)

  5. Still envious of the "good side" of your yard. Beautiful!

  6. That's going to be awesome, Vel! I see swing sets and sandboxes in your near future!

  7. Vel, your backyard is beautiful and I know is going to look way better with the plan you have in mind. Moving the fence will give you so much more space!


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