So the side yard has been the biggest work in progress for us...... for years. You can see it from all the windows in the main living area of the house and when I gave up work to be home with our baby full time, I started to really obsess over fixing it up. We have always tried to make it look somewhat nice, but failed miserably due to dogs peeing on or pulling out trees.
After 6 months of living in our home Mr. It went about to make the yard look nice with some buffalo grass.
Australia was going through a drought so most of the grass died, however it's self repairing so not all hope was lost. The trees also got pee'd on by our beloved fur children and we went about replacing them every 2 years.
In an attempt to give the grass and the plants a chance to live we had a dog fence installed, which was also going to be the pool fence as we always planned a pool for the backyard. smart thinking right?
wrong! (we'll get to that)
Our side yard by April 2012, better I know and much nicer to look at from inside.
AND then this happened in June 2012
It's ok, the backyard was finally being fixed up and all the machines kind of ripped up the grass and other nice things to look at. Plus this yard is going to have a large water feature installed here soon, so all hope is not lost yet.