This is an idea of how nasty the water and algae are in the spring
can't really see all of the algae blooms and string algae but it's rampant!
getting prepped with the power washer and the trash can of death... :-(
Tommy scooping fish. Those are some mighty fine lookin waders!
There's the big guy...last we saw of him alive sadly
power washing the pond
now onto dealing with the dog pee dead grass...
digging up the sod and replacing it with some landscaping like these cute little bonsai's, some perennials and Japanese Flame Grass
We moved the Japanese Maple next to the fence
Our awesome neighbor Tom came over with his wife Kris and our other neighbor Nancy with bloody mary's for Mother's Day! He ended up getting put to work! Thanks Tom!
Tom and Tommy digging up dead sod
and here we have the after effects of all of the hard work!
no more algae!
flowers planted and pond plants coming back
the fence behind the pond will be finished this summer to match the rest of the cedar/bamboo picture frame fence around the yard
the Belizean hammock is up and some azaleas and rhododendrons planted this year!
outdoor living room and Zen area back in business!
Wow! What a difference from before and after!
It took us a month of digging up, cleaning up and replanting but it's all worth it in the end! We can finally enjoy our backyard and the summer months of Zen Garden time! It's a vacation right in our backyard! Come on over... the Zen is OPEN!