Landscaping: Almost Done!

Landscaping ProgressThe giant vase is put in, there’s a plant in it that we both like, and the pavers have been placed around the path.

Landscaping ProgressMost of the plants in the backyard have been planted. Tomatoes are in pots and the garden bed. The other garden bed has okra, zucchini, bell peppers, sorrel, and chives.

Landscaping ProgressThe back wall of the garden is starting to look nice and green. I hope that decorative plum tree starts filling out a little more and the white bittermelon starts climbing the trellis soon.

Landscaping: The Progress

Our landscapers, who seem great and talented, are definitely meticulous.  The progress is slow going, but I’m liking what I’m seeing so far.

landscapingThe front is looking a bit sparse, but I like the giant vase in the middle. I’m already loving the pavers. Beats having to roll the trashcan over the grass every week!

landscapingThe backyard looks so much better now that there’s an arbor to hide the eyesore of our neighbor’s yard.  I even like the blue painted wall in spite of the neighbor drama surrounding it.

Landscaping: The demolition

You know what I really hate? Grass! I have to waste a lot of water to keep it green. We waste a lot of time mowing and trimming it. And the worse of all, you can’t eat it and it doesn’t even smell nice.  Well, we were finally fed up with grass, so we decided to hire some landscapers to do some work in our front and back yard.

Goodbye grass, hello drought-tolerant plants and useful things like another veggie bed in the backyard.  Here’s how it looked after they demolished most of the grass and plants in the front and back.

Landscaping ProgressNo more grass in the front yard.

Landscaping ProgressRipped out the grass on the side strip under fruit trees too

Landscaping ProgressThe lone veggie bed in the backyard is staying, but most everything else is gone.