OUR SOUTH SIDE GARDEN RENOVATION

We bought our house in the middle of a hot, hot, hot Southern summer. What did we know? We had never lived south of the Mason Dixon Line; in fact, we had lived well north of it. So we landed in this new climate… and one that we L O V E !  Are we born with a preference for a certain climate? Or is it an acquired “taste”? I have always loved warm weather and thrive going barefoot or in flip flops. No boots, or clogs, or wool sweaters and hats for me… no, give me bare legs and light cottons and I’m a happy camper.
So anyway… here we are on the south side of our new house. The house had been unoccupied for almost two years and neglected during the two previous years. You get the idea. 
Not much going on here except weeds and some abandoned rose bushes.

This is a long post with lots of pictures, so I’ll break it up into Parts I and II (today)
and Part III (tomorrow)!

PART I: BEFORE 

We pulled out almost everything and put in these three grasses:
another view of the grasses, and not much else.
Next up was to clean up the edging: the mulch, and ground cover was a mess and growing into the roadway.


We’re getting there….

PART II: THE STONE PATH AND THE GATE


The fence enclosed the entire terrace area, with no access to this back garden or the driveway.
After removing the section of fence:
So…. we (actually our friend and helpmate, Doug) cut apart the fence and made a gate!
amazing no?

It’s getting there…

PART III: ROCKS AND LANDSCAPING
to be continued tomorrow, so stay tuned!




And a sneak preview…..

That’s it for tonight: must organize the rest of my photos. Tomorrow I’ll take some pictures of the latest up-to-date “south side”…

4 Comments

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  1. I can tell it's going to look fabulous! I love the stone walkway. Very pretty and functional!

  2. This is looking GREAT. nice vision.

  3. Libby,

    We had a very large garden bed in our last home that went the length of our backyard. This time of year nearly killed us. Raking(we had a lot of pine needles that would fall every year plus leaves), pulling weeds, adding new plants…you get the picture.

    Very clever idea to make a gate out of the fencing I really like it! We used flagstone in a walkway that went

  4. You got very beautiful house and I am sure once all setup it will looks fascinating. I also loved the way you arrange stone steps. It will look wonderful once it surroundings covered with grass.

    Best of luck for the rest of the work.

    Regards,
    Brenda.
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