Now that Spring and warmer weather are finally here, I spent a few days last week cleaning up and readying the backyard. It’s so nice to be able to enjoy our outdoor living space again!
I posted a quick walkthrough on Instagram, which gives you an idea of the layout and dimensions. Watch with sound on for my “guided tour.” 😉
We feel SO fortunate to have this lovely and secluded space, especially now.
We’ve done two rounds of professional landscape design. The “hardscape” (overall layout, pathways, etc.) was done 10 years ago by a professional landscape architect. We updated the irrigation and plantings about 18 months ago with another landscape designer. We are so happy with it!
The dining area. I’ve been enjoying lunch out here the last couple of days. I knew from the get-go I wanted French Bistro chairs, and still love how they look. (The frames have faded somewhat over the years, but otherwise they’ve held up brilliantly.)
I love the sound of this fountain; it’s so relaxing! When we worked with the original landscape architect, we told him we wanted to create the feeling of a walled garden in Provence. With the latest update to the plantings, I feel as though we’ve accomplished that.
There’s still some work to do. Some weeding (as you can see above) and I need to replant/refresh my herb pots and other containers. I may don a mask and brave a trip to the local nursery soon.
A few people have asked me about our outdoor furniture and fountain. All items were purchased 10 years ago, and to be honest, I don’t remember where it all was from. I believe the chairs, side tables and ottoman in the top image were from Target. I know for sure the cushions were as we replaced them last year.
I’ve included similar styles for all of the furniture and accessories in the widget below.
Have you taken on any landscaping or major garden projects? Did you do it yourself or enlist professional help?