Garden: A Brand New Look- Update

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

You may have seen my post back at the end of March about updating my garden and giving it a brand new look.

This is what it looked like to begin with:

We've already made a lot of progress. Well I say we, but it's my poor husband and father-in-law who have been outside working!

After a bit of tidying up and weeding, the first big task Mark had been working on was to remove all of the grass. We hired a turf cutter for the job, which resulted in me driving home at ridiculously slow speeds because I thought that the turf cutter was going to shoot through the window of the boot if I went to fast! At one point a cyclist overtook me!

We had it for the weekend, but with his dad's help, they managed to finish the job by the end of the Saturday.

After the grass had gone, the next task was to create two levels and also dig down for the levels of sand and membrane needed underneath the artificial grass.

My back garden has gone from a large grassy area where the kids could play, to what can only be described as a small building site!

I have to applaud Mark though. He has been working on the garden after he gets home from work all week and trying to get it done when it's not raining!

We've (or rather he), has almost finished the bottom level of the garden and just needs to even it all out and remove the excess dirt, of which there seems a lot!

I have noticed that on my many drink runs that our garden project has helped a local family of blackbirds. The male has been in and out of the garden grabbing worms on the escape. At one point, he was even sitting on 'dirt mountain' waiting for Mark to finish the next section!

This project has taken longer than I thought, but I'm hoping that in the next month or so we can really crack on and get finished. I might even help by bringing drinks!


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