“Just living is not enough…….one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
-Hans Christian Anderson
There is nothing like being outdoors. We are so blessed to live in the beautiful Southern Oregon area where we have distinctive but mild seasons.
If you have been following our journey, we purchased a fixer upper home. There really isn’t much around here that hasn’t/doesn’t need something done to it. AND, just when you are working on one project, you still have to maintain all the other parts.
That brings us to our backyard.
Originally, it really didn’t need tons done, like a total overhaul, but it is a good size, to us, yard to maintain. Plus, we have some elements that we want to incorporate.
And when we say thriving, we mean thriving.
Last summer, 3/4 of our yard was taken over by crabgrass. It literally took daily work, for months, to completely rid our yard of it. How? Hand picking it out by the root …for HOURS AND HOURS! We weren’t ready to completely drench it in chemicals and no other solution seemed right.
After all the crabgrass was gone, a party was thrown…jk. But seriously, here’s what we did next…
- Racked the dirt to soften it
- Put seed down
- Put mulch over the seed
- Covered with starter fertilizer (following instructions on bag)
- Kept it watered
DIY BACKYARD LANDSCAPING & BOOK GIVEAWAY
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Now that the grass is back in tip tip shape, we are ready to get a design plan down.
We thought the book would have some different ideas on general landscaping tips and such, but it was so much more! There are 28 DIY projects you can do on a budget to beautify and add value to your home.
Here are just some of the projects:
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Water Features
- Overhead Structures
- Game Areas
Of course, there is lawn, stone,, plants, and design tips as well. If you are looking for ways to update your yard, this is a handy resource.
And as part of the Salvage Book Club, we will be giving away our copy to one reader.
Here’s what you can do to enter :
- Follow us on Pinterest
- Visit our Facebook Page
- Follow us on Instagram
- Comment – Tell project you are wanting to take on.
- Follow on Twitter
- Sign up for our Newsletter (you will get this free bookmark as well)
- Finally, and this is the most important, you must agree to share the book after you are done; that is part of the Salvage Book Club requirements.
The more of these you do, the more chances you have to win. Please note, you must be 18 years old to enter. Sorry but we can only ship to US residents only. This giveaway is not associated with any of the social media’s. We do this completely to share a book with a reader.
*If you are a blogger who wishes to participate in the monthly Salvage Book Club link up, you can add your post here through out the month of May. Remember, you must agree to give your book away to participate..