Our garden is still recovering from the disruption caused by an absence of six years when we lived in Seattle followed by the building of the workshop three years ago. This year, we plan to fix up the portion of our back garden shown in these two photos:
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Here is a rough plan for the work that I will be doing:
The only woodworking involved is the arbour. I plan to build an arbor much like that shown on the cover of the March 2004 Handyman magazine:
As usual, I will do all the work myself. The biggest thing involved that I have never done is to lay a flagstone patio.
Some of the other tasks are:
-Remove the existing raised herb garden and replace it with one of simulated stone blocks. The new raised garden will have a much different shape.
-Dig a trench from the sump pump pipe exit in the corner of the house/garage to the back of our property, run perforated pipe in the trench, then bury it. The trench will be about 20 metres long.
-Erect some fences to hide the utility meters, pipes, etc at the side of the house.
-Dig and plant border gardens
-Sand, then stain the fence
I got started on the job this week. So far, the raised herb garden is about half demolished and the trench is about half dug.