Wendy Bradley Backyard November 13th, 2018 - 07:48:53
This raised bed is taking up a lot of usable space. Maybe we could pop this out and create a patio a sitting area over here. It does get Sun later in the afternoon on this side. So that's good. We could take and remove all this grass prep the soil right, fertilize it and give you a nice green area with some sod and you think it'll grow. Oh, it will with that Sun. Now, with this fence coming around, we could use that as a backdrop for some really nice plants. The first thing we want to do is get rid of these brick. Then I'm ordered in place. So I just want you to take them to toss them in the wheelbarrow and get them out of here now, with a brick gone, I'm gonna use this transplanting shovel to pop these daylilies out and hopefully we'll use them in our planting later now. If you just take this, put it right in the wheelbarrow we'll put them outside in the storm.
That's going to loosen it up and allow the roots of the new sod and plants we're going to put in to grow all right. Now. It's time to amend the soil, we're going to add an inch or two with this local compost spread it right over the top. Now you can start tilling it rate it and turn it right in with your shovels all right now, with that raised bed gone, we have a proper seating area where we could put a table and chairs and to make that seating area we're going to use this Pea gravel, it's going to be a good surface, but in order to accommodate that surface I had to dig down two or three inches deep and when I did, I found this drain pipe running through. So we're going to have to be careful of that. But before we do anything, we're going to take and put some fabric in here and that fabric is going to separate the stone from the dirt underneath, so it doesn't turn on in the mud so grab that spread it out.
I take it all the way to the edge all right grab me that piece of steel, edging behind you all right and we're going to lay this down. You can see, I cut a notch in the steel edging, so it'll fit right down over the pipe. So I'm just going to unfold the fabric and we'll set the steel edging down in place. How does it look down there good, What does this T legend gonna do for us, It's gonna keep all the stone on the patio where we want it all right now, if you take one of those stakes and put it in the slot, drive it right down through it'll, hold the steel and fabric to good. I just dump that right in stay on the walk stay in the walk there, you go all right, Josie, just spread it out, just two to three inches. Stick he'll, bring you some more and then we'll spread the rest all right. Let's recap for a second keeping. The concrete walks yeah we've got a stone in for a seating area. So now it's time to talk about plants, and the first thing I wanted to do is I wanted to put in a holly to block this alleyway. Now, that's a beautiful plant. It's going to have red berries in it and the fall in front of it. I'm going to use this spiraea called limelight. It has a pinkish purple flower on it and looks at the shot rose color now in the corner, we're tight. So I wanted to use a fast it plant. That's a plant. That's going to grow upright, not wide.