I was very pleased with the results of last summer's landscaping (there was some hardscaping too i.e. a new deck and a path) but this summer we tie it all together.
On the agenda:
- New tree (honey locust) to replace the weed tree we have loved for its shade but loathed for its general weediness. More to the point, it has a brick growing into the trunk (long story) and it's ceased being safe as it continues to grow.
- Patio in the back third of the garden - the gated fence allows a car in on the rare occasions when we need to park one there, otherwise it will act as a natural, flat surface for new furniture (yes, that's phase 4, next summer).
- Modern pergola (sort of like the one pictured below) with built-in benches and sconce lighting. This is the $$ wildcard.
This is not my pergola - yet
- Rose bushes and climbing hydrangea to round out beds beside the pergola
The part of me that doesn't want to spend money is at serious odds with the part of me that really wants an awesome backyard.
I'm going with the "raise the property value" argument on this one. Photos to follow as things change.