If you sawthis post on the outdoor living space那么你有我们的后院的一个部分先睹为快。由于检疫开始，我们开始了一个更大的项目检修后院。它分为两个部分：环境美化和装饰。
I remember back in March thinking this would be the perfect time to make some changes to the backyard. With all this time on our hands, we opted to do all the labor ourselves (time is money). It took us around eight full days of work, with both of us out there shoveling away and laying in the new ground cover. It was labor-intensive but personally didn’t mind the opportunity to be outside.
After planting new plants and giving them time to grow in a bit more, I’m excited to share the photos! This backyard project has certainly been a labor of love and also a source of joy. Watching things grow, start to bear fruit, and having a space to share with friends and family is rewarding.
I remember two days into ripping the bark out, I looked at Travis and said: “what have I signed us up for?!” Anyhow, it was worth it.
So here is a look at our backyard reveal, with before and after photos. Take a look.
Our Backyard Reveal: Before and After
绿化在groun的重大变化d cover and removal of plants. The planter areas under the trees and the fence line were originally filled with dark bark. So we started with this area. There were also a lot of bushes (that we hadn’t maintained) that we wanted to remove to keep the yard minimal. The idea was to replace them with fruit-bearing trees and bushes. We were lucky to have an existing drip-system in place so it wasn’t too complicated to replace the existing plants.
What we planted
Sacramento is a great region for having an urban garden. A lot of our friends in the city have incredible vegetable gardens in their backyard like Kyle@urbanfarmsteadand Morgan@dailyflourish启发了我们能够发展自己。
Here’s the final list of what we planted in ground:
- Additional fig tree
- Dwarf bears lime tree
- Spanish olive tree
- Two tomato plants
- Jalapenos + mint
- Herb box with a mixed variety
With a brick home, we wanted the colors to pop and so we went with a neutral black and grey palette. The idea was to break up the large patio into two seating areas: one for dining and another to relax. A fire pit was also a must, especially to use in the fall and early spring months. We kept it as simple as possible given that normally we’re on the road a lot. It was important that it was no-fuss outdoor furniture that could be easily put away in the winter.