Saturday, March 31, 2007
Our yard needs some TLC
Last year was a pretty rough one for the backyard. Between the roof tear off, pretty much constant workers traipsing across the lawn, Steve and I refinishing woodwork on it, and digging a trench for the electrical wire, it really took a beating.
I have never liked our yard in the winter because almost everything in it is dead. We need more evergreens and hopefully by fall we can add some.
We are planning to add a row of a variety of upright evergreens on the right side of the yard along the fence that you can't really see in this photo.
I am happy that the picea orientalis pine tree has recovered somewhat from the drought in 2005. The lawn is SAD though.
Probably the first project we are going to tackle this Spring, is replacing our falling apart door to the garage. The frame needs to be rebuilt and we want to get a door with a small window so we can see if the garage is open.
In this photo from July 2005, you can see the fence where we will plant the row of evergreens. You can also see that the yard looked a bit better then before the construction chaos.