When we moved in, the inside of our home received a total facelift — new floors, paint, cabinets, etc. The backyard, not so much. Our backyard is pretty bland. It got a little better last year with the addition of the chicken coop which added some color, but it’s far from being a space that I’m proud of.
My dream is to have a backyard where we can host parties, cook out, and have game nights. The problem is, it’s as hot as a biscuit here in the summer and our south facing backyard has ZERO shade. In the Spring when the weather is perfect I wonder why we don’t spend more time outside, and then July hits and I remember why.
Here is my list of things I’d like to tackle this year…
• sun shades above the patio
• string lights over the patio
• new top on dining table
• outdoor rug
• fence the chicken space
• 2 new raised flower beds
• new outdoor seating
• make outdoor pillows
• privacy fence around the sides
…and here’s what we’re working with.
This is my actual backyard. I did nothing to prep for these pictures — it actually looks this terrible.