What to do with a giant back yard?
October 13, 2009 5:18 PM Subscribe
What should I do with a (relatively) giant back yard?
posted by zompus to Home & Garden (21 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are about to buy a house. The house is around 1400 square feet or so but sits on a plot of land that's just over one third of an acre. The backyard is quite large, probably about 10,000 square feet. This is in Southern California, so it's unusual in my experience to have this much area available.
Here is what it looks like: pic
The earth-moving machine is not included with the house. This picture is taken standing at the south end of the backyard looking north.
If we do nothing to the yard, it will become a giant mudpit in the winter and a forest of weeds in the summer. What are some creative and cost effective for what to do with this bounty of land? So far we have come up with growing a plot of grass, laying down a brick section to walk on, and creating a vegetable garden.