As the hoped for planned date for our departure approaches this are getting things done around the house to make it lower maintenance for our pet/house sitters. There are still things to be completed before we can leave. Will we be able to complete everything in the comping two weeks?
Over the past month we were having the back yard re-landscaped, replacing the old rotting wooden sleeper retaining walls with concrete sleepers; the grass containing bindies and other weeds is being taken up and replace with rocks, stones and pebbles with turf in other areas.
The photos below are of the North side of the yard that get next to no sun during the winter.
The photos below are up the middle of the yard.
The photos below are of the south side of the yard.
The last stage is now under way, replacing the grass on the top terrace. As with all renovations we have found issues, with rain water pipes that are cracked and broken. These are being replaced over the weekend with the turf to arrive and be laid on Monday.