Monday, May 9, 2011

A back yard makeover



There's an area in our back yard under the big holly tree where the grass just would not grow. It was driving me crazy for some time, and no matter how hard I tried, only the weeds seemed to thrive.


So hubby and I cleared it out, roots and all, leveled it nicely, and spread down pine bark mulch. This area is in the middle of two stone walk ways.



Our little helpers.



And after all day working in the warm sun, I must say I'm quite happy with how it turned out.




I brought in the wrought iron table and chairs and moved the wicker courting chair near by and now it's a nice sitting area in the back yard.




It wasn't a huge back yard makeover, but enough to make a big difference!



24 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That turned out wonderful!! It looks like a perfect place to have morning coffee!
Hugs,
Penny

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Donna!

I LOVE your garden...your whole yard that I've seen so far is absolutely lovely. One day I hope ours will be as lush and beautiful as yours is...the kind of place you want to just sit back and breathe it all in or read a book and sip some iced tea or lemonade and maybe even have a little light classical playing in the background. Heaven!
I hope you're out there enjoying your garden today.
Maura :)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Donna I just looked at your art...how wonderful! A few of my favorites are the yellow Victorian house...your cottage...and of course the roosters. They're all gorgeous! I've always wanted to try my hand at painting but just haven't mustered up enough courage. I'm going to enjoy visiting you often and of course reading your past posts. I hope you have a lovely day.
Maura :)

Sherri said...

Donna, your backyard looks so lovely! I love the wrought iron table and the wicker loveseat!

Happy@Home said...

It looks like you found the perfect solution for your problem area. The table and chairs look so nice and inviting where you have placed them. I bet you will enjoy a lot of cups of coffee there.

Patsi said...

Like the makeover.
We all need change once in a while.
Maybe someday I'll have a sitting room in our backyard.

mississippi artist said...

How lovely, that was a perfect solution.It does look like you had lots of help!LOL!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You yard is beautiful, and so is the make over! I love working in the yard, it make you feel so good doesn't it!

Catherine Holman said...

I love it. I'm thinking about doing the same thing with pea gravel.

Zuzana said...

It looks beuatiful dear Dona, what a lovey spot to sit and relax.;)) And enjoying that wonderful NC climate.;))
xoxo

Beverly said...

It looks so cool and inviting, Donna. I love it. And, I love the table and chairs. I've been looking for one for years.

Darla said...

It's the small changes that make a big statement! Love it.

Naturegirl said...

Donna! I love your makeover!I am overwhelmed with my woodland garden in this new home and I want to create a few quite corner oasis for myself and here is the inspiration that I was looking for!
Thank you! I am inspired..will post when I complete my project!
You made this girl very happy with this post! xo Anna

Kerrie said...

Oh, I love it!! It looks so warm and inviting, I shall be over--in spirit anyway-ha! Hus and luv, Kerrie

Ruth Welter said...

Donna, your make over looks great. Love the sitting are that you have, the perfect spot for reading a good book.

Ruth

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Looks perfect and I love your wicker. Great place for the morning cup of coffee. Have a great week.

Sandy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks very pretty, Donna. The perfect spot to enjoy your garden!

Mimi Sue said...

Your yard is like a park! So beautiful. Love the cozy space you created. Mimi

Mimi Sue said...

Your yard is like a park! So beautiful. Love the cozy space you created. Mimi

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It looks just beautiful! What a lovely retreat you've made. Love it!

Manuela

Linda said...

This turned out so beautifully, Donna...such a lovely place to relax with the pups!

Donna said...

And a lot of Work!
Beautiful Donna!!!
hughugs

Cozy Little House said...

Sometimes it doesn't take much to capture the ambiance you desire. Tweaking and moving things about. You will love this spot!
Brenda

Joy said...

That is beautiful! Now you've inspired me to do something simmilar! Love it! Have a lovely day at Mourning Dove Cottage! (Mourning Doves sound so peaceful.)