Saturday, June 4, 2011

Backyard Makeover - Almost complete!

Normally our backyard is pretty much a huge play area for our 4 dogs with a small veggie/herb garden. With baby #2 on the way and my desire to be a work-at-home mom for the next year, we decided it was time to do a complete backyard makeover! We started by cutting down two large trees that took up a lot of space:

Then we paved a larger portion of the yard:

We added a canopy and a chair/table set for 6 people, great for barbecues and other outdoor meals as a family:

We fixed up our veggie and herb garden:

We began planting some tropical plants/flowers (we need to add a few more, but this was a good start). I guess Lydia got kinda pooped out...

Then we assembled a nice playground area for Lydia. She already loves it, and we haven't even completed the swing portion:

Today Richard rented a stump grinder and removed the two large stumps. Tomorrow we will finish leveling the ground, plant more flowers/plants, and use mulch to cover the area under the playground. I would also like to buy Lydia a playhouse for outdoors and a kiddy pool. This should be such a great area for her this summer (and next school year)...and hopefully one day her little brother will play with her, too!

More pictures to come as we complete this project!


Krystal said...

Everything looks great!! So, when I finally get a house and need a landscape architect I can call on you and Richard right? And I can't believe how big Lydia looks in these pictures!! OMG!! Time flies - it seems like just the other day that you were pregnant with her - GREAT JOB!!

Huppie Mama said...

Thanks, Krystal! The backyard is a lot of work, but I think with #2 on the way and understanding that I'll probably be home a lot in the fall, it's important for us to have a very stimulating environment at home, both indoors and outdoors.

Outdoor Furniture Solutions said...

Adding that canopy completed the look! Kudos to such a great backyard redo!

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