This is a picture of our backyard looking out from our back door. You can see how the alley runs through the back (our garage is the white structure in the back). We have chain link fence on one side of us and the white picket fence belongs to the neighbors on the other side. The dirt on the left is where new sod will go down.
You can see how we've pushed gardens back. Everything has been pulled out, replanted and the old garden ground has been prepared for sod. You can see the white string, which represents the new line for the garden. The lawn in the back has been prepared for sod as well. This is one area of the lawn that had problems because of the tree covering it. We plan to trim back the tree a bit to allow the grass to grow a little better.
This is a view of our side yard looking into the front. We're going to try to take advantage of having the side yard and push this part of the fence up so it becomes part of the back yard. This part of the yard will also be receiving new sod.
As you can see in this picture, we are pretty close to the street, so it'll be nice to have a fence to help with noise and privacy -- you can easily see us playing in back from the main road.
This picture helps to illustrate the side yard that we'll be capturing from the front of the house. The fence will come up to just behind the first tree.
This is a view from the front on the other side of the house. We'll be bringing the gate up to the front of the house. We'll also regain some pavement for the kids to play on -- since we don't have a driveway, there's limited space for chalk and bike riding!
This is what we've been up to......What are your spring plans for outside?