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. Â 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. Â 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. Â There have been some changes to the original design, but this is the basic idea. Â A backyard oasis, I say!
So the playground is finished and the dry creek beds are done (one extra added). Â 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. Â Lots of Rocks.