Since we moved to the Central Ranges of NSW, thought it would be interesting to keep a record of how we get on. Happy reading!
Dec 2, 2011
Low Maintenance Side Garden
The area down the side of the fence before the make over.
The side driveway has had a revamp and the scraggy grass and weeds have made way for railway sleepers and a selection of cordylines.
As you can see - a bit of a mess.
The fence got a lick of paint to match the gates and gutters and a few nails here and there to straighten it out.
Please note, I did the whole paint job on my own with zero assistance from Mr L'Orange - he was busy playing squash and having beers.
The primer going on.
We edged the section with railway sleepers and built a garden bed behind them. Ornate pebbles went on top of weed mat in the area right next to the house.
These cost a small fortune so we are off to find either a pebbly beach or pebbly river bed when we next need some.
The finished pebble bed.
We are planning to creosote the sleepers so they go a nice dark brown colour and get some ornamental mulch on to the soil to keep down the weeds and create a nice arty effect. More pebbles will go in front of the sleepers to keep the grass down and in the corner where the gate opens.
We are going for a completely low maintenance approach for this section of the garden, will let you know how it turns out. See below some pictures of the progress.
The finished effect!
A close up of my pink cordyline.
Be warned, this quick ‘weekend project’ has turned into a 3 month job with more still required!