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The garden! (picture heavy)

Postby JabberJabber » Thu May 08, 2014 8:35 am

When we moved into our house 2 years ago, we knew that we would need to do something with the garden as it was a mess, but we didn't realise the problems that we had with drainage out there. So, every time that we had more than a light rain shower, we would end up with a swamp that would take days to drain.

It wasn't very good for the boys to play on and the step down from the back patio door was also too big for them to be able to get down without help.


So this gives you an idea of how it was before:
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This is some of the work that was done:

All the grass was taken off and it was levelled to see if this would help with the draining...
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... it didn't, so a french drain was put in...

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The poor old shed was removed
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Lots of wood and fencing was painted and replaced
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Decking was put in by the back door to act as a step amd somewhere for us to drink wine in the evenings :wine:
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The the turf was laid
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Re: The garden! (picture heavy)

Postby JabberJabber » Thu May 08, 2014 8:45 am

We still have quite a lot of work to do on the raised bed at the back, but the plants for that are currently resting in my mum's garden. The patio at the back is slowly being weeded and the side of the house is being cleared.

I'll provide more pics when we've made more progress :)

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Re: The garden! (picture heavy)

Postby laceybat » Thu May 08, 2014 8:50 am

Looks great

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Postby clothmama » Thu May 08, 2014 9:20 am

Wow lots of work there! It is looking really good! Has the drain sorted the water? Are the boys pleased?

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Postby ems101 » Thu May 08, 2014 9:22 am

wow! it looks amazing! roll on warm weather to maximise usage :)

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Re: The garden! (picture heavy)

Postby JabberJabber » Thu May 08, 2014 9:28 am

clothmama wrote:Wow lots of work there! It is looking really good! Has the drain sorted the water? Are the boys pleased?


We had a lot of rain last night, so I need to go and see how the lawn has fared, but it does seem to be doing quite well.

ems101 wrote:wow! it looks amazing! roll on warm weather to maximise usage :)


It's already getting a lot of use, especially now that we have been able to cut the grass for the first time.


I am so thankful to be able to use our outdoor space again - especially when the boys are being very boistrous and noisy!

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Postby docmaggoo » Thu May 08, 2014 12:21 pm

Looking fabulous!!

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Postby Sunset » Thu May 08, 2014 5:18 pm

Looks great, well worth all the effort

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Postby Sophiebeth23 » Thu May 08, 2014 5:30 pm

Looks brilliant hope for lots of sunny weather to use it.

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