I’ve been contemplating a deck and new retaining walls and pergola for some years but have been putting it off. Now I’m keen for some inspiration- 2021 may just be the year!! At around 360sq metres it’s a big backyard and I’m thinking it could be really great. Any thoughts on where to start?
note there is an existing tiled area and pergola. I’m thinking of a deck at floor level with some steps up to a retaining wall at approximately the 48m contour.
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A tool I've used before is the myGarden planner by Gardena. It was essentially created to plan out an irrigation system. However, I find it a useful design tool for backyard planning.
For inspiration, I'd encourage you to check out our Top 10 most popular garden makeovers. A great place to start would be selecting several elements you'd like to have included and then making a plan of attack. List these elements from most important to least and then start something that will have a dramatic effect. You might like to remove things like the raised garden beds, dead trees and the rocks pile if they are not to be incorporated.
Thanks @MitchellMc for the starting ideas. I’ve had a look at some really excellent garden makeovers on this site. I’m thinking of some pine sleeper planter boxes around the edges of the yard and painting the fence in a charcoal grey as a starting point. I have some really ugly rock retaining walls on the boundary I’d like to hide and I’m thinking those decking clad planters stained in a merabu colour would be great.
What paint would you recommend for spray painting the old metal fences?
I have the Wagner W100 wood and metal paint sprayer. Would that be ok to use? Might be a bit slow I guess as it’s a small one @MitchellMc
Is it me or are your fences really low. Your plans look good @pepsp
Look forward to seeing your renovations.
I hope you add in some fruiting trees or large hedges to block out your neighbours maybe ? Good luck 😊
Ahhhhh heavy clay makes it hard in that case. Adding plenty of Gypsysun to help break it down and heaps of organic matter to add into the clay to break up the fine particles. Plant selection sounds good.
The Wagner W100 would also be suitable. You'll just need to take your time doing panel by panel, a perfect chance to have a coffee and biscuit in between them.
Ok so I did some research and calculations. We’re talking about 60 metres of fence to spray. Plus I need to do the exterior wall at the back of my house, let’s call that 15 metres. Then I eventually need to repaint a couple of rooms inside (especially ceilings). I’m thinking this may actually be worth a bigger investment in say the Wagner Control Pro 150 or 250. Brains trust, any advice on this?