So the big project at Lola (what I affectionately call my home) right now is my backyard. Its pretty much a bare canvas for me to do whatever I want. This project will be DIY for the most part but so I can't see it being too elaborate. But with enough HGTV and wine, you never know.
So here's my yard. The grass needs work.
So one of the major things I want to do, that's going to have to be professionally done, is expand the patio. Right now the patio is really small and the table is pretty much taking up the whole space.
The right side of the yard is lined with trees so its hard for grass to grow underneath. So I'm going to section of that side with some type of brick border and plant greenery and flowers from front to back. I'm so excited!!
I also plan to get a shed to go against the back fence and I will plant some small tress on both sides. There will be a gazebo somewhere in the yard for extra seating and decor but I'm sure exactly where yet. Its important that my dog still has plenty of space to play so lots of grass is a must.
Here's my first mock up. I'm sure I'll be adding/changing stuff as I go along.
And a little inspiration. All of these photos are from HGTV.com.
This pergola is gorgeous and I love the decor.
I love love love this gazebo!
Hostas are my absolute favorite. I plan to have a lot of them.
And flowers of course.
My goal is to have the yard complete by memorial day 2012. I'll have a big cookout to show off my hard work. That seems realistic right?
Do any of you have any experience with landscaping? Any suggestions?