Front Garden

While I’m waiting for the cementing – possibly friday now!-   I have found another project to do. 

The front garden

I wasn’t planning on doing out here for a while yet, despite it being a total mess of plants that need pruning and a garden that needs mulching.  We recently removed 3 big trees to make way for the 2 little mandarin trees and so all the remaining plants  look out-of-place….

But John the digger guy came to do the driveway so I thought while he was here I could get him to cut a path for me.  – Previously it was a dirt track weaving between the weeds (no photo sorry, I must remember to take a before pictures!)

above – Friday we had this lovely red dirt channel cut through the front grass.

above – Saturday, Tony removed the cement path.  I am recycling the big bits to make a crazy paving path… somewhere!

A few of the cement lumps

above – Later Saturday I spread the crusher dust, it has changed the appearance of the front area already!

Monday I put down the sand (it’s recycled from under the old pavers we pulled up out the back!)  and then I started to lay the path of pavers, also ones we pulled up off the old verandah out the back.

above – This is the side path that leads to the driveway

above – This is the path from the front steps where the concrete was.  As you can see there is a lot of bricks to cut, the gap sand needs to be spread over them and the edges cemented to stop them moving. 

What do I have planned for this area?  I am still not sure!  Lots of edibles, a few more fruit trees and no grass.  I have put the path in as it is crazy to get the mower out to mow 2sq/m of weeds 

I wonder what the carbon footprint of this venture is.  I feel so guilty using so many resources so I can have a nice path!  At least some of it was recycled! 

 Have a great day!


6 thoughts on “Front Garden

  1. Those two paths have really made the entry look more cosy and welcoming. A gorgeous partly shaded spot too. Very cottage garden.

    Coming along well and worth all the effort I’m sure!

    Can’t half tell spring is in the air, hey.

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  3. Hi & thanks for stopping by. Yes it does look alot better than the nasty old cement we had, it has changed the whole feeling of the front yard. I am really loving the curvy paths!
    The next job will be to tackle the kikuya and dandelion jungle 😉 ~ Emily

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