We moved into our home in February 2015 and the garden really wasn’t anything special at all the grass was dying and not really anywhere for the children to play and for us to know they were safe. That summer we decided to re do the garden with some help from our family.we thought it was properly best we just put grass down for the dog and so Oakley could play and at the end it looked amazing and we couldn’t wait till the summer.
but a few hot days and us not being able to water it as much as it needed it soon died and looked just like before. We also found out from other neighbours that’s because where we live its more clay than soil so the grass never wants to grow.
We left it through the winter as we wasn’t going out there anyway and we all know that digging up a garden in the winter is not the greatest idea lol.
After we had Harlow in January 2016 this year we both said that we must sort the garden out again for the boys.
We decided that we would look into artificial grass as it would last forever and we didn’t have to worry about the dog weeing on it.
we looked into laying it our selves which was a cheaper options but still very pricey to have it looking amazing.
We then looked into having someone do the garden for us which meant they would dig the garden up and lay the artificial grass and would be guaranteed for 10 years but we had a quote for £1400 which was to expensive and for us we wasn’t able to do that.
This time we thought that it was best we didn’t just have all grass as it doesn’t grow here, so we sat down and came up with the plan.
We would lay slabs were the grass didn’t grow but with the ground having a lot of clay we knew it needed to be padded out with rubble before laying the cement and slabs down.
We made a walk way to our gate by using blue slate,but also made a space for us to have our lovely flower box made by my lovely dad.
What we used for our garden:
:£70 for rubble to make sure the slabs didn’t sink.
:£35 for blue slate
:£30 compost for under the grass.
:£12 for border bricks
All together our garden came to just over £200, took Dom and my dad 3 days to finish it off but it was a reasonable price compared to paying £1400.
We are so happy with our garden now and it feels a safe place for the kids to play and we have a nice place to chill in the summer evenings.
We now also have have our very cool kids tyres.
Planning on a few other little areas for the kids to have things at the moment I love the idea of a chalk board outside.