My Backyard Inspiration Picture
As some of you know, we’re in the process of remodeling our front and back yards. I already shared my front yard inspiration picture (source unknown) but I haven’t yet shown you my back yard inspiration picture and progress. In short, we’re removing the grass and adding a stone patio with more flower beds.
Here’s my inspiration picture from Valerie Easton’s book The NEW Low-Maintenance Garden.
What I like about this picture/garden/patio: 1. the different shapes of the stones 2. the shape of the patio 3. the gaps between the stones 4. the different colors and textures of the ground covers 5. how the patio flows into the garden 6. it looks natural and not cold
Now that you know what has inspired us. I wanted to share what we’re doing to our space to pull off this look. Just a couple days ago we purchased a tumbled Pennsylvania Bluestone that comes in many different shapes and sizes. It’s sitting in our back parking spot until we get the prep and front walkway finished.
We really like the natural tumbled look of the stones.
Here’s how the spot looks right now. As you can see we still need to remove the rest of the lawn, level the space, add gravel & sand and plan the shape of the patio before we can set out the stones.
I also need to find ground covers that the chickens won’t eat! Those little rascals love to eat/kill all my ground covers…
And in case you’re interested, here’s what the space looked like last summer with the patio furniture and paths – taken by the garage and facing the house.