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I would like to plant trees and bushes there, maybe repeat the arbor with climbing trellis pattern….John said to just put the pavers over the sand. I think a tree and bushes from the perennial garden would look great.

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overgrown bamboo

overgrown bamboo

The back yard was large and sunny but also suffered from neglect.  Patchy sod, a huge compost pile consisting of bamboo sticks, leaves and pine needles and two homemade raised beds.  There was also a huge uncontrolled bamboo grove, seemingly planted without any consideration for the plant’s pervasive nature.  No easy feat mind you.  We bought the house with a barren back yard. Nothing but a few flat pavers and raspberry bushes.  

back yard before

back yard before

here is the old yard

here is the old yard

consruction debris in backyard

construction debris in backyard

It took 2 full summers to get the garden we have now.  A lot of it I did myself and some of it was done by Marcos, a daylaborer.

I asked him to make me three perennial beds, put in some new sod and create a small space for vegetables.  After that I put in new soil and edged the perennial beds.  I planted hundreds of perennial seeds in small circles, marking each one.  I also planted a few trees, a fig, an apple and various small bushes.

seed beds
seed beds
flower beds

flower beds

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