Home Plant ready and putting in edging in the backyard

Backyard Makeover: Progress and Updates

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The backyard is looking awesome thanks to my father in-law and brother in-law. We’re so close to being done! Here’s what’s been happening so far:

Clean and Clear

They yanked everything out, weed eated, mowed, and sprayed roundup to give it a good base to start.

Backyard - Day 1

Backyard - Day 1

Backyard - Day 1

Backyard - Day 1

Laying the Amendment

They brought in soil amendment and let that sit for a couple days.

New Soil in the Backyard

New Soil in the Backyard

New Soil in the Backyard

Tilling the Soil

Soil was tilled and prepped for irrigation.

Tilled Soil

And here’s a pic of the area where the planter boxes used to be:

Tilled Soil

Leveled and Plant-Ready

After the soil was tilled, the irrigation was installed and then the dirt was leveled out. You’d never know we have a fully functional sprinkler system underneath all that dirt!

Leveled and Plant-Ready

Leveled and Plant-Ready

Plants and Edging

We picked out our plants which included some herbs for a small herb garden, Pink Lady Indian Hawthorn, Loropetlum Chinense Fire Dance, Pink Rockrose, and Agapanthus Queen Anne Blue Lily of the Nile (both backyard and front). All of the plants we chose were considered ‘water wise’ which is awesome given the drought shenanigans we’re experiencing in California.

Picking Out Our Plants

Putting in the Plants and Edging

Putting in the Plants and Edging

I’m especially excited for my herb garden. I’ll have rosemary, cilantro, parsely, and mint leaves to start. Once I get better at keeping plants alive and expand my culinary skills I might consider adding more.

Putting in the Plants and Edging

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