I typed up this post just after Australia day last week. A mid week break - now it looks as though I will have another mid week break, but not for such wonderful pursuits. As cyclone Jasi is heading stright for us! Holding thumbs that everything in my garden survives and that I can still continue on with this project as posted!
Australia Day was spent tidying up and thinking about yet more garden projects... :)
The grass in this area next to the gazebo is in deep shade -
We have decided to give in. Too much time and effort has been wasted. There is a point where the grass just stops growing, no matter how much water, fertilizer, and even roll lawn we add.
This dust is getting everywhere, and then when it rains it is mud..... a project that really is long overdue.
Will it look silly to have the row of mondo grass extend across towards the tree? The area where the grass doesnt grow will probably be filled with stones. Paving is too expensive, and also this is an area where there are lots of tree roots so it is not level enough to lay pavers. I am toying with an idea of a little concrete bench off to the side of the gazebo. Just a row of concrete blocks - very simple, but can also be used for extra seating alongside the table.....