Backyard Design Fit for an Active Family
Tami has a large family that really use the back yard. Storage for bikes, balls and such are needed. Kids run and play everyday so plants were selected to hold up to the ruckus.
A pathway was needed to go behind the shed. Mint was added as ground cover. Hardy plants such as Mexican Sage brighten the garden. Iceberg roses and Salvias show off in the low maintenance garden. Broken cement becomes an instant patio for the kids to set up a table or chairs for games. A wire chicken adds whimsey to the garden and holds up to rough play. Little spots of annuals add a pop of color. A broken cement pathway leads to the veggie garden. Iceberg roses create a fence line around the veggie garden and keep balls out.
A cutting garden for Mom is surrounded by a decorative iron fence. Tucked behind the bedrooms is a secret garden for kids to read a book. Pittosporums and small trees will soon fill in and add more privacy to the back yard. With 5 kids and 3 dogs this back yard well used by Tami and her family.