Methinks that's the situation for my place.
Here's the wee property as it stands.
I've worked and worked on the interior: now that the weather's turning well, it's time for me to focus on the exterior.
I'm a total newb when it comes to gardening, home reno and the like, so I thought it might be fun (maybe more for you, dear readers, than for I, especially when you get to laugh at my foolish failures!) to design, dream and hopefully create this new lawnscape along with ya'll.
First thing I did was peruse magazines, other neighbour's lawn-scaping, and a hefty amount of Pinterest ogling.
I'd LOVE to be able to have a verdant, confusing muddle of a cottage garden, but logic tells me 1) I'm too lazy for the properly cultivated upkeep a seemingly muddle cottage garden needs, and 2) I don't know what the hell I'm doing.
Other constraints include:
-North-facing front lawn
-Zone 4 gardening (I do believe that's North-America-wide, if not: it's the same as the Niagara Region of Ontario).
-and yes, the aforementioned ignorance and possibility that I'm the Angel of Death for plants. Let's hope that's not true.
Herein lies the beginning of the beginnings, with many a (successful!?) update to follow over the coming months.
If you have any gardening tips or suggestions, favourite plants (simple to care for is key for me!) I'd love to hear them.
Thanks everyone! I look forward to reading and learning from your planty knowledge!