Backyard Changes Through the Years

2009-2022

We moved to this location in 2009. The backyard had an above ground pool, which we did not want. The seller said he had a buyer for it, so when we moved in, it was gone.

This left a large area of muddy, gravely ground. I tilled the area for several days, using an old, borrowed John Deere tiller (made in the ’60’s). There was a lot of gravel to rake up.

A block retaining wall needed repair, and after much preparation, the area was ready for plants and a bench.

The results are below, with photos showing the changes over the years as the trees we planted grew and shaded this part of the yard.

2009

backyard before

May, 2009 – Back yard showing location where above-ground pool was

backyard before

 September, 2009 РAfter some landscaping and the planting of an Autumn Blaze hybrid maple tree.

backyard before

September, 2009

backyard before

September, 2009

2010

backyard before

2010

backyard before

2010

2011

backyard before

2011

backyard before

2011

2012

backyard before

2012

backyard before

2012

2013

backyard before

2013

backyard before

2013

2014

backyard

2014

cleomes

2014

2015

backyard

2015

backyard

2015

2016

backyard

2016

autumn 2016

2016 autumn

2017

backyard

2017

backyard

2017

2018

backyard

2018

backyard

2018

2019

new walk

2019

new bench

2019

2020 – No Backyard Photos

2021

new bench

2021

owl statuette

2020

2022

wall garden

Replaced sedum with coral bells on the right

coral bells

2022

coral bells

5 varities of coral bells

backyard

2022

backyard

2022

bench

2022

path

2022

path

2022

path

2022

ground cover

Ajuga (Bugleweed) ground cover

Bonus Photos

Dahlias

Dahlias

Dahlias

Dahlias

Coleus

Coleus

Dahlia

Dahlia

coleus

Coleus

raised beds

Raised beds for tomatoes, bell peppers, bush beans