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I need a little help..

July 19th, 2009

Mr.vB and I worked hard in the yard yesterday.  The garden is finished and we are anxiously awaiting to see if anything grows.  We also planted grass seed in the bed that use to run along the fence.  Hoepfully soon we will have new grass too!

Here is the finished product!



We divided the beds into different sections for the various veggies.  We planted lettuce, mesculin, cucumbers, basil, cilantro, and come spaghetti squash.  I also moved some flowers from the main back border to create a new little area between the garden and the grill.  The plants don’t seem to be taking the transplant too well, but I have been giving them plenty of water from the rain barrel.  Let’s hope they perk up soon!  OH- and you might also notice the little fences we put up.  Gotta keep Boots and Bailey out of the beds.  Mr. vB had the good idea to drill little holes directly into the wood to mount the wire fence.  That way we can easily remove the fencing when we need to get to our veggies!

But what I need help on is the other corner of our yard…I like to refer to it as no-man’s land.  Here are a few shots….



You can see this is where the gas, power and fios meters are.  It is also where the stairs go down to the basement.  I feel like the rest of the yard is somewhat manicured and this section is so BLAH.  I am trying to think of what I can do to jazz it up a bit.  My first thought was to take the large flower pot off the deck and put it right in-front of that basement window.  Then I can get some trellis and try to grow something to hide all the meters.  I was also contemplating painting the concrete.  What do you think?  Have you guys seen anything cool that you can recommend??

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  1. Murphy
    July 28th, 2009 at 14:32 | #1

    Your yard looks great Totty! I love seeing all the work you and Mr. vB put into the place. As for the concrete at the bottom of the deck stairs, I say don’t paint it. The house I grew up in had a painted concrete porch and it was such a hassle. It required constant sweeping, cleaning and repainting to look fresh.

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