My backyard when I moved in
A little while ago I received an email from Turf Australia asking whether I was interested in a backyard makeover consultation.
My backyard now
It just so happened to be perfect timing, as after living in this house for around four and a half years and not really being able to go outside and enjoy the garden, it's high time I made the most of it.
Bruce from ANC Turf (my local supplier) came to visit on Friday, and I told him what I needed in the backyard. My number one priority was a concrete patio which can also double as a basketball area (I used the nephews as an excuse for needing the basketball ring, but really it's for me)!
He suggested sticking with the geometric theme and building garden beds around the perimeter, as I already have the bottoms of the fences re-inforced with wood (that was to prevent Mr Limpy Houdini Dog escaping).
Then he suggested filling in the areas around the patio and garden beds with turf - specifically Buffalo as the garden is in part to full sun for most of the day, and it's also hardy and can withstand kids and pets!
I can re-use all of the concrete pavers on the side paths and even do some planting around those areas too, which will soften the look and provide a nicer view out the windows.
Here's the plan of what I'd like to do (not to scale yet).
Bruce suggested that Spring would be the best time to lay turf and to plant the garden beds, so if I can get all of the hard landscaping done by then, then I just need to give him a call and order the amount of square metres that I need. I can lay the turf myself, or they can provide that service too.
I'm really happy with my plan and now I need to start saving to get it all done!
Now if you're a bit of a fan of DIY like me, this is the best bit - Turf Australia have given me a $250 Bunnings Voucher to give away to one lucky reader. All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me what you'd spend it on (I'd love to know)!
Entries close at 8PM AEST Sunday night 14th July. I'll draw a winner and Turf Australia will send you out the voucher in the mail.
*This is not a sponsored post but I did receive the garden consultation as a gift