Charles' Humble efforts
An attempt to transform a 40 year old weed infested lawn into a water efficient, low maintenance and lawnmower-free beautiful area.
3 of 13: I put 20 year weed fabric under all gravel and mulch areas with the exception of along the path where I wanted low ground cover to take over.
4 of 13: Left side of the lawn as it used to look with a lot of pretty yellow weeds all over the place.
8 of 13: This small 100 gals pond soon became a favorite meeting spot for herons who found my goldfish particularly tasty.
9 of 13: View from the left side at my herb garden. Tulips looks good but they'll soon disappear. Outdoor timer controls path lights and pond.
10 of 13: This is a very unimaginative front path which didn't last long after I bought the property.
12 of 13: Herb area on the left; weeping Maple (not yet woken up to Spring) and a Rhodendrum still sulking because I cut it down from a bulky overgrown mess to its present shape.