After I moved into My Fifties Fixer in October 2010, we had some amazing T-storms that dumped all kinds of rain. This resulted in previously neglected grass seeds sprouting up through the dirt and providing a lush landscape that I enjoyed through the rainy months. The whole yard looked pretty good and it was nice opening up the french doors from the kitchen and walking out to this…
Then the rain went away and my lack of irrigation led to this (taken after my water main cracked and we decided to run a line to the backyard - step 1) Wah, wah…
This yard is going to be a huge project when it comes to landscaping but really the hardscaping which is MUY expensive has to be done first. Baby steps. As you may have noticed, I still need to build a privacy wall. I decided to start back at my lovely french doors and had a great patio cover built.
Then I had a paver patio laid. I LOVE not walking out to dirt anymore and my house stays so much cleaner!
It’s been like this since October 2011 when the pavers were finished.
Now that Summer is just around the corner I needed to make this a more enjoyable space to be in. The stucco is terrible condition and it is such an eyesore - so I covered it up as best I could. I’m really going to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning out here!
OR a tasty cocktail in the evening!