And this is after Spencer had tilled the backyard probably for the 8th time (no joke)... each time finding new treasures including a billion nails, a huge metal plate (probably 1x2 feet), a few super bent rebar, boulders (Spence compared them to dinosaur eggs), broken up pavers, and sooo many rocks that we used to cover up our drain pipe. It looked SO much worse and completely uneven. I'm kind of sad that we don't have a true before picture.
And here is the finished product!:
Way in the back corner are the planter boxes Spencer built which I LOVE. We officially have a sprouting garden now out back with celery, green onions, broccoli, etc. This is a corner shot so if I would have taken the picture straight out from the door you would see two retention walls each with white trellis hanging above it for our star jasmine to grow on.
Here is the other retention wall and the right side of our yard. The two bigger bushes against the wall and the small tree in the middle are all hibiscus plants which are absolutely beautiful. The flowers blossom in all different colors.
In the corner there is our tiny tiny orange tree that will one day grow up. :) This is back by our planter boxes.
I still can't believe that it's actually done! And I am so impressed with Spence and how quickly he was able to do everything. He did EVERYTHING with his own two hands and it turned out exactly how he had visualized it. I'm excited to see what our plants look like after three more years of growing time. We love it and are so thankful for everyone that helped to get us to this point! We love you!