Backyard blitz

We love our home in Barwon Heads.  We bought it a couple of years ago.

The floor plan was perfect for us and the largish back yard had lots of potential, but it had never been properly landscaped.  Actually, that’s an understatement.

The previous owner had done little more than throw blackened wood chips everywhere.  Depressing to look at and of little use if you want to use the space for social summer occasions.

Our long-term plan is to develop an Asian-style garden.  But as an interim measure we’ve recently had instant turf laid.  A garden shed and a few trees have been added too.  It looks so much better.

It’s a long way from our Asian garden, but they say patience is one of the strengths of people from Asian cultures.  We’ll see how we go in that regard.

So here is our quick ‘before’ and ‘after’ photo story of recent developments in our back yard.  Our own backyard blitz!

Kelli's brother Chuck assembled the garden shed. Thanks Chuck. Nice job!

Kelli’s brother Chuck assembled the garden shed. Thanks Chuck. Nice job!

Shed finished and holes for trees being dug. Hard hot work digging in limestone and clay!

Shed finished and holes for trees being dug. Hard hot work digging in limestone and clay!

Izzi and Sam the dogs sussing out the tree holes for potential bone storage.

Izzi and Sam the dogs sussing out the tree holes for potential bone storage.

Next the trees go in. Two taxodiums and an acer nagundo sensation. Mean anything to you?

Next the trees go in. Two taxodiums and an acer nagundo sensation. Mean anything to you?

Then Justin of JL Turf came to clear the wood chips and level the yard for our new lawn. Made it look easy with the 'Dingo', but he took away four big loads of chips.

Then Justin of JL Turf came to clear the wood chips and level the yard for our new lawn. Made it look easy with the ‘Kanga’, but he took away four big loads of chips.

Just like laying carpet.  Well, sort of like laying carpet, but this carpet grows.

Just like laying carpet. Well, sort of like laying carpet, but this carpet grows and only comes in one colour.

Now that's starting to look like a backyard.

Now that’s starting to look like a backyard.

And this is the final product. Needs lots of water, but it will soon take and already it has changed our backyard for the good.

And this is the final product. Needs lots of water, but it will soon take root and already it has changed our backyard.  Bring on summer.

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1 Response to Backyard blitz

  1. Kel says:

    Wow love the slide show … What next? Paint the fence? Or bamboo in pots?? Seems to be on track for lots of entertaining for Xmas 2013!!

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