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The $30 garden makeover...

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The $30 garden makeover...

Thought this mini-makeover I did today might be of interest.
At the front of our place we've a bed either side of the steps & they've seen much better days. With our renovations I haven't done much with the yard so today I decided to freshen-up one side & will do the same with the other. These beds actually serve a purpose. They are raised mounds and stop water from flowing under the house, diverting it out the sides.

I didn't want to spend much on this as budgets are tight so I managed to get it done for $30...

The process...

- Carefully lifted the clumps of liriopes and agapanthus with a garden fork.

- Dragged the soil mound back towards the yard by about 30cm as over time it had crept downhill.

- Bought a 1/2 cubic meter of landscape soil from our local supplier for $30. That just fits nicely on my ute.

- Grabbed a ute-load (probably about 1.5cu/m) of mulch for free from our local Resource Recovery Centre (that the tip for us old timers...).

- Divided up the liriopes and replanted them along the front.

- Planted the top of the mound with pineapples that I have grown from pineapple tops and pups cut from our established plants.

Very satisfying way to spend a Sunday and I kept the CFO happy :wink:




Before. This is the other side that I haven't done yet but looked the same.Before. This is the other side that I haven't done yet but looked the same.After.After.



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Re: The $30 garden makeover...

Fantastic work as always @Adam_W!


Nothing like a quick refresh to get an area looking amazing.


Thanks for sharing, we look forward to what you have planned next.



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