My back yard needs a makeover. Big time.
We have lots of large palm trees, but not grass or low growth plants, because of two dogs - one in particular, who like to dig and eat plants. Bromeliads mainly, of which I had many, are her favorite. This is the only one she hasn't eaten - a spiky, ornamental pineapple. It also lives behind the pool fence, and she only gets in there occasionally.
You end up with no grass (I still love you though honey).
Sick of the mud, we put down sand, so it's now like a giant sand pit. At least a good base for paving, gravel or such. These photos have not been staged in any way - can you tell?!
This is the pool area to the left of the yard.
And to the right, at the bottom of the stairs. Right of this, around the corner, is the clothes line.
I want a garden that not only looks nice, but that is practical. I want to grow more vegies, the the small areas of sun that I have - but they need to be safe from the dogs. I would like to combine the ideas of permaculture with some mid-century design. I wonder if that's possible?
What I want:-
- raised garden beds
- a fire pit
- an area for chickens
- Some mid-century style
Where to start? I need ideas and inspiration.......
This backyard in Newport features a large pool, a crushed blue glass fire pit, a new cabana and plenty of seating. Artificial turf and pea gravel make this a beautiful and water-wise yard. Maybe some raised garden beds for vegies instead of the turf? And where is their pool fence?!
|Parker Hotel, Palm Springs, the fire pit|
I think these modular blocks are probably more in my price range though.
These modular zinc garden beds are very popular here at present - not too expensive and easy to install and move. I like the natural tin colour.
|the henHAUS. via|