I had a chat with Handyman Tim over the weekend and he agrees that a gardening project is exactly what our family needs this summer. Tim is going to help us get things set up and started and may do any heavy lifting we need in the process, but the girls and I are going to manage this area and turn it into a little garden.
This is a hill on the south side of our house. Our current plan is to use railroad ties to build up a stepped raised garden. I have no idea what we're going to fill it with but I want to keep it manageable for our very first year. I'm thinking maybe tomatoes, herbs, some cutting flowers, and a few other veggies.
This is the rest of the yard. Don't you love that random blue ball hanging out after the long winter?? Can't believe we missed it before the snow came. I want to do some landscaping that will hide those ugly utility boxes in the back and possibly put a few containers of shade plants here under our second-level deck.
We also need to mulch and trim up the area to it's 2009 glory. Oh how I wish adding a cement patio was in the budget!
I'm taking notes and looking everywhere for ideas and inspiration. Any and all suggestions are welcome! What kind of plants do you recommend? Thoughts on layout? Are you doing a garden project this summer?