Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Backyard & Garden

One of the top items on our list when house hunting was a nice backyard.  We enjoyed the backyard with our first home, but it was pretty small and we couldn't improve it much unless we wanted to dig up and re-sod the entire backyard.  There were some random fossils (glass pieces, bones, locks, plastic toys... haha) and little grass which made it dangerous for JR and not a fun yard for the dogs.
Some older posts {here} and {here}
Patrick sure loved his firepit and I loved my little garden and we made good use of our backyard... so we knew that if we had more space and grass it would be perfect for our family and friend nights outside.  When we were house hunting in Indiana, it was a cold and rainy winter day.  We really could not tell the beauty of the yard until after we purchased and moved in, but I could tell that the size was great and the garden beds were perfect!

More info on the move and house selling/buying later, but when we pulled up to the house a few weeks ago, spring had arrived!  The tulips were blooming, the grass was green and the weeds had taken over the garden bed.  The inside of the house and all the boxes were overwhelming so we worked more outside.  JR and the dogs were in HEAVEN!  We pulled tons of weeds and did some garden planning...

 (The swingset came with the house!  John Ryman sure loves the "SWWIIIDE"!)
Here is the large garden bed... Patrick took out all the weeds and then tilled the area to get it ready for me!

 Well, we will see how it grows!  I truly have no idea what I'm doing, but it's fun to learn.
(Tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, squash, zucchini and lots of herbs)

(I planted some of the herbs by the red chairs above in the perennial bed.  More plants are springing up by the tulips!  I'm interested to see what the previous homeowners had growing.)
Maybe I'll get one or two veggies and a few strawberries :) 

1 comment

  1. LOVE your new backyard! It is looking GREAT!!!!