All flower beds are decently landscaped and are watered either by the sprinkler system or an additional drip irrigation system. They need new mulch, a few more large landscaping boulders, and more river rocks, and we plan to add a few more plants and shrubs here and there for additional color and variety of texture.
In addition to the large patio/pool area, there is a separate patio at the far edge of the back yard that we will use when having guests over to watch fireworks. Part of it will have a rug and outdoor furniture, and we're planning to have a raised deck built on the other end to use as a grilling area to cover some strange, uneven concrete which we haven't quite figured out.
Here's a sneak peak of the yard as it looks now.
|The low branch touching the ground will be removed. (So will the bars on the porch.)|
|Chairs will be replaced by large landscape boulders, and plants will be added.|
The two Japanese maples will be coddled.
|Our To Buy list includes lots of patio furniture.|
|Pots will be removed, and we'll add to the existing plants in the ground...yuccas and grasses.|
|We'll add a few more plants and rocks in this bed. The big red R will come off the storage building too.|
|Far end of the back patio will have a rug and furniture; near end will have a small raised deck.|
We expect to do a lot of living in the back yard, and we're eager to get started on the transformation.
Note: Moving day is June 2, so I probably won't have a chance to post until we're settled.