Did I mention we own a pool? In fact, it’s a huge in-ground pool that just happens to be smack dab in the middle of our front yard!….you heard me, a pool in the front yard. Did I also mention that the previous owners filled the pool in with dirt?…yep, dirt!…a non-functioning pool filled with dirt in the middle of our front yard. What’s a girl to do??
This garden was a labor of love (a.k.a landscaping 911!). Almost every member of our families had a part in remodeling the ‘pool’; from my mother-in-law pulling out the overgrowth, my brother pulling the rocks out of the front, and finally my mom helping me to select the perennials and fill it in with mulch (35 bags of mulch to be exact!!). Thanks everyone! 🙂
I love the way our ‘pool’ garden turned out! Although it is still a work in progress, I know it will grow bigger and more beautiful each year! 🙂
I used these pavers which I found on the side of the house as the steps for a pathway, and filled the area around them with small stones.
I’m growing watermelon, tomatoes, strawberries, and basil in the front. I’ve never grown watermelon, so this will be an adventure!
My mom gave me four kinds of ground cover which I transplanted from my parents’ yard. Hopefully it will continue to spread here!