The plan for the backyard garden…
I was playing with my kids’ markers again…worked the first time. I am in the process of hiring an installer for all of the hardscaping. Hopefully things will start rocking and rolling in the next two weeks. I wanted to share my design for input from my friends. Speak now or forever hold your peace! ;) No but really…I would really appreciate your comments. Do y’all think this flow works? Did I miss anything? Any suggestions before 20 cubic yards of D.G. arrives??????!!!!These are the things I feel we need as a family, that I want to implement:
-a parking area. Right now, if friends or family come there is nowhere to park without blocking us in the garage. Also, thinking ahead, when the kids are driving (YIKES) we have no where for them to park. The shed we are going to build will be all along the front of the parking area so we can back up easily to fill the cars with biodiesel.
-a green negative space for the kids to run and play ball, etc. And for my folks’ puppies when they visit (and maybe one for us in the future)
-a large fenced in veggie garden area.
-a Texas-style informal decomposed granite patio for my picnic tables to enjoy eating outdoors. The one side of the veggie garden fence will act as a low wall creating a garden room for the Texas-style patio. Privacy to relax.
-a larger extension of our puny patio – to eventually be flagstone, but will be D.G. at first until we can afford phase 2.
-an herb/kitchen garden that is within the flagstone patio for easy access from the kitchen, in socked feet if need be!
-a fire-pit area with enough space 360 degrees around it for comfortable chairs. The firepit area and informal patio flow into one another. This is the shadiest and most private area of our yard.
-a native planting area.
-more native trees for shade.