As I posted previously,the County is done with their work.Now,it’s time to reconstruct the area to something more pleasing.More pleasureable to the eye..
I hope you all have had your thinking caps on,because I need ideas!
the front entry to the backyard…
-I am stuck with the Bahia grass for 30 days….damn government!
-The reconstructed fence doesn’t match.I need to hide that.
-Full shade in the winter.Full sun in the Spring,Summer,and Fall.
The problem:Approximately 8 feet wide x 36 feet deep.Deep shade in winter(from the neighbors house) and full sun in summer.
-After the originating 36 feet,the back 30 feet will be an enlarged vegetable garden. Yep-I’m stuck with the Florida Maple-to the left of the garden shed- for ONE YEAR.SWFMWD is going to return in one year to make certain it is still alive.
But Dad told me how to keep it from growing any larger.Ya gotta love old time gardeners!
-Four feet from the fence (reading from left to right) leads to a slight swall(with a drop of about 6-12 inches-4 feet wide-which leads down to the water.I am not allowed to mess with that).So,I’m anticipating using that as a pathway,with gravel and flagstones.With a curve?
As I stated before,this area has shade from the neighbor’s house in the winter.Full sun in the Spring/Summer/Fall.I want Florida Friendly,cold-hardy,and a Florida feel to this area.The patio,by our swimming pool.overlooks this area,so I’m going for that feeling.
FYI-It pays to make coffee,on a cold Florida morning,for the contractors.They bring you presents.