Patio Ideas for Small Yards Country Home
When we lived in a little house over in the Eastmoreland area of Portland about eight years ago, I had to come up with a landscape plan that didn’t involve grass! We had moved from a property that had a lot of grass and my husband was so allergic to it that he couldn’t even go outside to mow our lawn. That meant either I had to do it, or we had to hire a lawn service! In our next house, we had to get creative.
I never really thought of myself as having much interest in gardening or landscape design, but I had the best time designing a new paver patio and several planting areas in our small backyard that I could maintain myself. Once our landscape was completed, I enjoyed many hours outside digging in the dirt tending to my plants and flowers. Out of necessity, I discovered a whole new side to myself, I actually enjoy gardening!
In our last house we didn’t have grass either, but we also didn’t have any real garden or landscape areas. I had to spend so much time on the interior of that house I never got around to gardening or landscaping. I’ve missed that experience so much.
Even though my husband discovered Claritin, which helps him manage his allergy symptoms (thank goodness), I still feel the urge to create a garden area that is more fun to maintain than grass!
edited to add: I should have shared my own patio from 8 years ago, so here you go (below)! Excuse the pre-blogging photo, don’t you wish you could go back and redo your photos from back in the day?
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