Sunday, 5 March 2017

Backyard plans

 Can you believe that Summer has now finished? Man that flew by.

During that time we have been planning the design for the backyard and finding a landscaper to help us implement. We snapped a few ideas into a mood board and sketched a shed plan.
We need a new shed, big enough to store the kids bikes and one day a kayak for Sammy. I would like to have a big grass area to play soccer and run around on. Some red brick garden beds and a place for the trampoline / spa (one day). Also I floated the idea of a dog potty so we can train the dog to wee and poo away from the new lawn.

So here is the plan.
We want to reuse all our old pavers to save money. The pergola we just moved to a new location near the back wall. We are getting the red bricks for free from Dave's Uncle, and the windows and doors for the shed are also free recycled old finds.

The grass and soil and labour will cost us about $1500. Plus any irrigation and other soil and plantings will be extra.

We spent the weekend pulling up the pavers and leveling out the backyard. We got a 4 cubic meter skip bin to fill up. Also we spring cleaned the shed ready to be pulled down and moved.

So it is all hands on deck at the moment as we want to get the lawn down before the weather cools down and before the landscaper goes away on holidays.

Feels good to be doing some hard labour again. Well for me, probably not for Dave.



  1. Hey, Natalie. That looks like a great plan. I would love to see how fantastic your outdoor area would turn out. Hope you can share some progress or maybe the finished project soon.

  2. Good post. I recently read a good post about home decoration.