Mid-Summer Check-In

Time to do a garden check-in. Overall the garden is fantastic. Everything seems to be growing well, though we have had a few hiccups. So let’s do a quick rundown of where everything is. Our flowers are all doing great. The planters in the front yard have grown abundant, with some of the vines hitting…

Shroom Surprise

Living in a semi-arid dessert leaves little room to find mushrooms growing anywhere in the garden. We drip feed most of our plants, so the watering that we do is directed and no water wasted. Top that off with our watershed experiencing a level 1-2 drought, it makes for a big surprise to be finding…

Brick By Brick

Our parents have been so helpful in some of the projects that we have done in our yard. Both my parents and Kurts dad were here in the spring helping us build our fence. Last year, my dad come and helped me re-finish our deck in preparation of a company covering it with duradeck. They…

New Level Activated

It is crazy to look back at where we were this time last year with the yard landscaping. I was diligently working away at getting our garden bed walls filled with rocks and finished so that we would be able to plant in them this year. That dream became a reality and let me tell…

Landscaping Frustrations

This is the 5th year that we have been sharing our story of landscaping our yard. We started this blog as a way to keep track of what we did each year, and over the years, have gained a small following. We chose to landscape our yard ourselves rather than bring in a company, because…

Filling In

It has been about a month and a half since we put our first seeds into our new garden beds. Those garden beds were years in the making, requiring us to build rock walls to trellis our sloped yard, so we are SUPER excited to be at this point this year with planting our garden…

Painting the View

Now that almost all the veggies are happily in their beds, it was time to change our focus to our planters and getting some colour popping against all the greenery. Although we added marigolds to our garden beds this year, that was more out of hope that they will help deter some of the pests…

Breaking Ground…again.

The new vegetables are all nestled in the new garden beds but some of them haven’t been overly happy. That in part is due to the fact that we can’t get a really good soak on the beds, though not from lack of trying. We don’t want to create a muddy mess, and were watering…

Fence Gate Plans

If you followed along with our previous post about how to build fence panels for a slope, here is a follow-up additional post about how to build a gate in the same style. Please note that your measurements may vary depending on where your gate is going, so please adjust accordingly. The sizes are for…

Swinging Gate

We have been enjoying our new fences for a month now, and do we ever enjoy them and the privacy they have provided us! The only problem is that when we were building it, our secondary fence that runs from the shed to the corner of our house seems to have bit the dust. It…