Backyard Makeover

John and I spent the weekend pulling monster weeds, removing wooden beams (well mostly, John did that) and adding an arbor and a bench to the yard.

The backyard makeover was way overdue. The people who owned the house before we did farmed it, so the collection of random plants was impressive. Unfortunately, with three dogs it wasn't safe to eat the lettuce nor was it particularly pretty out the window of our living room.

Our original plan was to simply create a blank slate, then save the planting for another time; however, there were a ton of end of season sales, so we went ahead and bought some things like a magnolia tree and a bench.

This is Phase 1. We'll complete Phase 2--which includes putting in an herb garden (elevated above dog leg height) in the spring. I wish I had taken a before picture, but here is the after.
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Maira Gall