Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Landscaping: Decisions, decisions

Our "landscaping" last spring
We finally got our landscape plan (see my last post on landscaping).

Features in the plan:

  • No grass to mow! 
  • A place to grow herbs and some basic edibles (hot peppers) 
  • A (stone-look-alike) patio
  • A built-in cedar bench
  • Privacy from my neighbours 

What it doesn't include:
  • A bike shed (although the plan is for us to source one and place it at the back where there is currently an urn and a lilac bush)
  • A spot for a rain barrel 
  • A spot my composter, though he suggested placing it behind the evergreens where cars are parked
  • A spot in the sun to lounge and read my book - although I could buy such a piece of furniture and place it in such a place
  • A complete redo of the deck - only new stairs and railings. And we'd have to paint it all ourselves, refinishing the existing part along with it.