After several days of hard work in our back yard we came up with a back yard we can live with, that we can enjoy, takes less time mowing and once we get the plants planted hopefully, less maintenance.
The process was time consuming and fun! We started with the landscape bricks.
1 ton of landscape bricks.
After marking our bed out and moving the bricks a couple of times we got the effect we were looking for. Keeping in mind we wanted a curve that the mower could easily follow.
The husband is a firm believer in “Lasagna Gardening.” For more information on this style of gardening you can check H.E.R.E.
So next we covered the ground with our first layer, cardboard then with the next layer, mulch.
We did do some dumpster diving for the cardboard. – Which was a fun time!! We actually were able to find some large pieces of cardboard at one of our local “lumber yards.” So we didn’t have to hunt that long.
Then we used 190 bags of mulch.
Then we moved 2.5 ton of flagstone to form a pathway to get across the new beds.
In all of the many flagstones we moved there was one that reminded me of Oklahoma. I pulled that one out and placed it by itself off to the side. My Oklahoma Memory Rock!
The final reveal - Tomorrow!