I had a little back patio at my house with a small porch and a front yard. Mr. SLS' house is closer to the city center with a porch, but the street -- and all it's foot traffic and noise -- is right there, too. No front yard. As a result, I never go outside and just sit out there with a drink and a book.
The backyard is promising, however. It just needs some work. Mr. SLS is not really a yard person and that's OK. He does plant some tall grass out front in the little patch of earth for me every year and will tend to a potted plant or some homegrown herbs for sure. But he's not really going to tackle overhauling the back yard.
That's why I have decided to find someone to do it. I want a relaxing outdoor space and with a little bit of work I think we can have one.
Here are a couple of ideas I like:
I like this built-in bench idea:
We have a nice-sized tree we could use to hang lanterns from like this:
This one best matches the dimensions of our little yard:
Share links of any ideas you have for our outdoor oasis.