We had such good intentions for the garden when we first moved in to our house. We started by ripping out old hedges, erecting a new fence and giving it a general tidy up. Since then however it has become a bit neglected, we do basic upkeep but really it just looks a bit unloved and with the introduction of 2 children, it now resembles a play park. Not the relaxing space I had in mind! We have put our garden renovation plans on hold for too long so this year we are finally going to make some changes and start getting some garden quotes to get the ball rolling.
Our main task in the garden will be to install decking at the top of our garden. This area is currently uneven and not really usuable, decking will level this out and create a nice seating area.
Next I would like to make a little area for the kids, our garden is only small so I won’t be able to disguise the toys much but it would be nice for them to have a little space they can grow plants in and decorate how they wish.
Another thing on our to-do list is to make the garden safer for the little ones. As I said, there is a fair bit of uneven ground and slopes that need leveling off or small steps being installed. We would also like to remove a neighboring hedge and replace it with fencing but that is quite a big job and I am not sure our budget will stretch to that this year.
And lastly I want to hire a gardener! My husband hates gardening and really only does the bare minimum. I quite like doing it but with 3 kids, 2 of which are home with me most days, I struggle to find the time. A gardener would really be a massive help in the general upkeep of our garden.
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