The house was ours in October 2015. It was, from a gardening and renovation point of view, tabula rasa.
The first thing to go in was a row of deciduous trees that would block us from the vicious Western summer sun that beatdown of a summer afternoon.
Then a row of citrus went in along the fenceline. The idea was for them to make an edible hedge.
At this time, the new fences hadn’t gone in and the backyard was still a disaster!
We got some plastic raised beds from a sasle and they went in as close to the front door as possible. These provided our immediate edibles for quite a while (I’ve never had such a great crop of tomatoes again).
Then came the paths and the paving out the back. A curved path was put in both for aesthetics, feng shui and to help make a breeze (more about that on another page).
Before the pavers went down, Lon and I rigged up a small solar system at the back.