I wish I could win a back yard makeover.
Not that my back yard is horrible. Not exactly anyway. It has a lot of room, which isn’t always the case when you live in suburbia. It is fenced in securily so we don’t have to worry about the dogs, or the kids, getting out or something else getting in.
Our yard is not the most inviting place, to me. I have no porch. We have no lawn to speak of. Most of the yard is in the shade all of the time, and the bugs (spiders and mosquitoes) have overrun the place.
I see potential when I go out there, but I also see my complete lack of funds to do anything about it.
Here is the left corner of my yard:
And here is the right corner of my yard:
Those dark areas, in the shade, might as well be the Hyena infested areas of the Pride-lands, because no light ever touches it. The only thing that grows there are bugs and baby trees, that always die as seedlings.
Meanwhile in the center back is the Storage Shed of Doom, which you can see some of in each picture.
Now, despite the fact that I kill green things (I have a black thumb) I LOVE nature. I would love to take my novel or notebooks outside and sit in a swing while my boys play. But I have no swing. And my boys don’t want to play in spooky bug infested dark corners.
Now, I’ve thought of putting some kind of filler in those corners, stone or mulch or something. BUT… can’t afford it. Just like I can’t afford anyone to come in and trim the trees to make it slightly brighter and more habitable.
So, I guess what I’m looking for her are some free or cheap (really, really, REALLY cheap) things I can do to make my yard feel more like a garden that I want to spend time in.