Saturday, March 04, 2006

New Project

The back of the new house being built behind us that we want to not see.
We started working on a landscaping project in our backyard this weekend. We ordered and had delivered 2 pallets of stone so we can build up to bed areas, and the fill dirt came this morning.

Since we have moved in, a new house has been built that will have direct site into our backyard on a side of the yard that has no vegetation so we are fixing it. We want to be able to use the hot tub year around without having the patio of the new house in complete view.

I imported the picture on the left into my landscaping program so we could start figuring out what we wanted to plant that would give us a natural look while still providing us the privacy we want. The yellow house in the background is the new one and there will be a screened in porch and a deck on the back, so we need to cover this area in our yard to help screen our patio.

The area gets a lot of sun so finding evergreens for the back drop of this area has been interesting. We want things that live here naturally. We also didn't want to just put up a bank of hedge-like plants because it would look out of place. Trick is, finding the plants that you want at a height that you want. We would like to get the back drop evergreens in this week and they all need to be at least 5 feet tall already. Costs more to do it this way but it will provide the immediate privacy that we want.

So I better get going, I have a bunch of fill dirt to move with J's help so we can get the beds and stone set. Then we'll start to worry about the plants...

5 comments:

Chatty said...

Oh my gosh! Is that your house? It is adorable!

Mishka said...

Nope, that is the back of the house that was just built behind us and we are trying to get some privacy from.

Peeved Michelle said...

Having lived most of my life in Southern California where 99% of the houses have fenced backyards, I am always weirded out when I see houses without fences.

Mind Sprite said...

We are also going to need to create a screen, to block out the hillbilly backyard next door. We can't afford to fence our entire 1/4 acre, so we are wanting to use plants too. We may go with a combo of evergreens and bamboo, since they both do so well in the NW.

ha ha said...

I can hardly wait to see what it is going to look like. Please post a pic as soon as you get the rock done. I have mounds of dirt just waiting to get spread, I am really looking forward to getting my hands dirty, but right now it is rain, rain, rain.