I signed up to participate in 31 Days to Building a Better Blog a few weeks ago, and totally blew off the first day (yesterday), mostly because I couldn't figure out what to write. Well, luckily for me, Day Two's assignment is to write a List Post, something I'm pretty good at!
Top 10 Things I’d Love to do to My Yard If I Had the Money/Time/Ambition:
- Put in fake grass. It may or may not look fake, but who cares? We're in a drought here in CA, and might not even be able to water our lawns this year. At least fake grass would be green.
- Build a koi pond (w/ solar pump). The problem with this is obviously the constant upkeep of the pond. Also care of the koi. The fish would have to be brought in during the winter because it freezes and they would die.
- Build an addition to the deck. This would take care of the lawn-watering problem, but would be expensive.
- Level the front and back yard. Yeah, I know I live at the bottom of a hill, so this is a really silly idea, but it would be so nice to have a flat yard!
- Build wooden risers for the Earth Boxes. I would love for these to be level and easier to get to for planting, watering, and harvesting purposes.
- Plant a citrus tree. It would be nice, but it gets way too hot in the summer and freezes during the winter evenings, and the poor thing would probably just die.
- Tear the whole thing up and start over. Another very, very expensive project and one that would be WAY more work than the house is worth.
- Hire someone to do a fantastic hard-scape. Again, too expensive.
- Have the driveway professionally stamped. Third really expensive thing that I'm afraidd would also get ruined when the neighbours backed up it with their trucks (as I can see they do by the black tire tracks on my driveway).
- Install a solar fountain. This would be really nice, but I'm afraid the sound of running water would make me have to pee all the time.
Any one of these I might seriously consider if I had any intention of staying in this house for the rest of my life, but I don't. I plan (hope) to one day move to SLO or even PR, and I'm planning to retire back to Washington state, so spending a whole lot of money I don't really have just isn't feasible. Still, a girl can dream, right?