With Halloween behind us and before the big onslaught of the other holidays, I wanted to share a post with you that I have had ready for a while
This summer, as part of my quest to cut down on water usage, maintenance, and because I thought it would add charm, interest and appeal, I took out a rather large area of grass in my front garden and created this new sitting area.
I started out by laying down several layers of newspaper to kill the existing Saint Augustine grass; the newspaper was then covered with a weed barrier. I have had great luck with this technique in the past, with the caveat that any planting must wait until the grass is completely eliminated.
Two truckloads of gravel were hauled in and spread (thank you Juan) and I laid river rock around the edges as a border. I have additional plans to enhance it all but that will have to wait for another post and probably next spring (involving: fence posts, rabbit finials and a swing). But for now moving into the winter months I am enjoying the way that it looks...and my reduced water bill! And what is the view from this new spot? Well, for most of the year except during the high pruning season, why this...
and best of all...this!
|"Mexicoli" avocado tree|
Now what do you think...like it?
This post was linked to: Make it 4 Monday http://cottageinstincts.blogspot.com/ http://www.mybackyardeden.com/, http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/11/time-travel-thursday.html and http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/