Our Garden Makeover Mission: Part 4


Our garden has been a work in progress for several years now and, here’s a bit of an update and our plans for the side part of the garden.


If you want to read up on the rest of our garden, the part 1, part 2 and part 3 posts are all on here. Our side garden was in a bit of a mess when Si bought the house and it became even more of one as we cleared the house and everything was dumped there, before being taken to the tip.


Messy side garden before photo


Back garden in the beginning


Over time we have put fence posts up, cleared the rubbish and planted grass seed as a temporary measure. So it looks slightly less of a mess than it did, but there is still a lot to do. We keep debating over whether to go for fake grass at the side to break up the paving slabs that we have planned for the rest of the garden, or just go with the paving slabs.


Side garden/building site


We don’t want a garden that we need to keep cutting and doing a lot to, so either option will be a time saver and hopefully help with my hayfever each year! Have you got artificial grass? If so is it easy to look after and would I need to do anything weird like hoover it, like I keep seeing people doing on social media post photos ha?!


At the end of the side garden, there’s the sheds that Si has built. If you’ve read my previous updates and looked at the photo further up, then you’ll know just what a mess the old sheds were. Si has done an ace job with the new ones, which he’s finishing off now.


One of the sheds is going to be our new utility room, where the washing machine, tumble dryer and chest freezer will go. The other side will be for tools and will act as a bit of a workshop for the DIY mad Si.


Shed progress so far


We have had a bit of a change of plans for the back garden too, as now we want to eventually build a conservatory on the back of the house. I feel old saying it, but I’m pretty excited about this and the fact that I’ll be able eventually to sit outside in it and work whilst watching the birds at all the feeders that I’ll be hanging up!


Absolute bliss that will be… eventually once poor Si works his way through the other 1000 things on his to do list. I’ll write another update when we’ve made more progress again, I’m hoping the sheds won’t take too much longer and we (erm actually Si) can start on sorting the new front walls. It might all start to look less like a building site eventually.


I am so proud of the job he’s done on the sheds and the back wall so far, as both are things that he had never done before and of course he has saved us a small fortune by doing it all himself as usual.


Stevie x

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  1. msedollyp
    19 July 2018 / 11:07 am

    I cant recommend a conservatory enough, ours is our home office as hub works at home. It can be a bit roasty on the hottest days but the positive effects of light and garden room feeling all year round definitely make it worth it. My advice is make it as large as you can and include some heating, ours is on a separate loop to the main radiator circuit so we can heat it when we need it but heat it cost effectively.