With the weather now cooling – it is extremely pleasant in our back yard. It is the perfect time design and planning of our backyard.
Currently, our yard really does not have a whole lot of structure and the grass is not existent (just weeds). We have a finished deck, a vegetable garden (left side) and a play area (right side) all done. This is what it looks like – I love the trees
Our goal is just to enhance the area to the left and middle – by adding stone paths around the vegetable garden, two grass layers that step into each other and a circular area for entertainment or place to relax. The last one will be towards the back of the yard.
The grass step areas, I want to have concrete step slabs on the each, with slate tiles added into the grass for contrast and visual interest. Towards the bottom of this design, you can see the circular area which will be intertwined koru’s of grass and stone; and a seclusion wall around 2/3 of it. This project circular space will be a latter project. First of… is the layers and the stone path for the vegetable garden
We started the first steps this weekend.
- Needed to re-stain the decks rails (DONE)
- Mark and string out each of the layers (DONE)
Additional steps over the next few weekends:
- Order and get the wood
- Order and get the stones, gravel and dirt
- Lay out the step walls
- Put in french drains behind each step
- Fill in with soil
- Order and get sod
- Add the additional vegetable garden
- Place the boarders for the vegetable garden path
- Fill with stones
I will post pictures as we make progress.