People who know me well know that about 3 years ago, my wife and I bought a house in need of a lot of TLC. This week's decision has been that we should redo the garden before hay fever season makes it horrendous to go outside.
We've got a lot ahead of us. The grass isn't appropriate for a lawn, there's stones everywhere, and Rachael wants a vegetable patch. The current plan of campaign is to use two weekends to do it.
Weekend 1 plans
- Hire a sod cutter and remove the entire top surface of the garden.
- Tear down the remains of the shed.
- Place new turf over the lawn area.
- Cover the area that's going to be vegetable garden with plastic sheeting.
- Cover the area that'll be used to extend the patio with plastic sheeting.
- Cover the area that'll be used for a new shed with plastic sheeting.
Weekend 2 plans
- Buy a new shed, cement, and a taller pole for the satellite dish.
- Cement in the tall pole.
- Move the satellite dish and recable.
- Lay the shed foundations.
- Put up the new shed (just for storage space, no need for power/light).
- Lay extra patio.
- Start putting in raised beds (large) for the vegetable garden.
As you can see, this is a fairly hefty work plan; I hope we're up to it...