Surprisingly, when I tell most people that we’re getting rid of our lawn, I am met with confusion and what seems like vague anger. I think that many of us have been raised with this idea that children need lawns and a the large expanse of green is somehow tied to our American Dream and to rip it out is unpatriotic or bordering on child neglect. And while they are imagining me as a terrible mother or possibly a traitor to my country, I am imagining my
Clearly not professional, but I least I took actual measurements. There have been some changes to the original design, but this is the basic idea. A backyard oasis, I say!
So the playground is finished and the dry creek beds are done (one extra added). Right after we pulled up the lawn I made two more raised beds, double dug them, and laid out landscape cloth where the paths will be.
Behold, the chaos.
Next week: Rocks. Lots of Rocks.