How to Build a Labyrinth & Pollinator Garden in the Backyard

So when we first moved in, there was a “feature” in the backyard we called weed mountain. At one point we paid a guy to come and haul the hill away and leave it as flat land, but I didn’t find the time to properly plant it and finish it off, so the weeds grew back. And there it…

No More Front Yard! How to Build a Flagstone Patio

So I was staring at my front yard dandelion nursery, thinking about the amount of grass seed, fertilizer, soil, and even clover seed I’ve spread on there, when I just completely lost my sh*t temper. I took a shovel to my front yard, thankfully small, and an hour later I had a freshly turned over…

The Gazebo, Summer 2012

So we had this multi-year plan on how we were going to improve the landscaping of the house. Year 1 was build the clubhouse. Year 2 was get a good quality gazebo, Year 3 was to get a shed. Being year 2, we bought a gazebo.

Building the Veggie Patch

So part of the reason we bought the house is because it has such a big lot. There’s lots of room for us to grow things, and to learn how to grow things. And I like creating things, so this land was a perfect blank slate we could start with. Here’s what the yard looked…

Weed Mountain

When we moved in, there was a “feature” at the bottom of the garden we called Weed Mountain. It was this big weed-covered mound of dirt. It supplied the whole neighbourhood with their share of dandelions, thistles, lamb’s quarters, pigweed and even more exciting weeds. The summer we moved in, we found a thistle that had grown…