We started work in the front part of the garden this weekend. Here are some scary before shots, followed by some that show our progress. Still a ways to go!
Let's take a moment to admire the current external colour scheme of poo brown bricks with terracotta and green trim. Noice.
See what I mean about it looking a bit like the surface of Mars? We partially cleared this area a while back, but then got pre-occupied with things inside the house.
Due to the severe ongoing drought and a major case of neglect on our behalf, most of the garden is struggling to survive. Hence, we are embarking on a complete overhaul to simply things and introduce hardier, lower maintenance plants and trees.
Once cleared, the weed mat goes down.
Mid-gravel installation! Love a good action shot.
Isobel helps out
Turns out shoveling gravel is rather noisy
This is where the path will be laid
New plants - Evergreen Giant. Should grow to around 60cm tall.
New trees - Chinese Pistachios
Two pavers laid, about 15 million to go. Who would have thought the Wiggles 'Big Red Car could come in handy for shoveling dirt?