We’ve been working on the backyard for about a year now. Here is a before pic and the current pic.
2 years ago, while California was in a pretty severe drought, we were highly encouraged to stop watering lawns. We did our part and it all died, allowing the weeds to take over. When we returned from vacation last year, this is what greeted us.
We decided to put in pavers to extend the patio, make flower beds along the side and make a divider around a fruit tree. 2 loungers were purchased recently and now we can look at the night sky in comfort (It is still too hot to be out there during the day.) The chairs on the new patio were on the original patio by the sliding glass door.
We purchased the Lyman Whitaker wind sculptures last summer – one more needs to be installed.