As you can see the Garage Side Path to the back garden is hardly discernable. The pine needles that I use to delineate this path from the beds has worn down this summer. Time to get it refurbished while the pine tree is sluffing off old needles.
Oh oh, the drought this summer has taken my pine needle supply away. This might not be the only tree I lose this year. A Locust tree isn't looking so good either...back to the path. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to scrape up enough needles but I happened on a gold mine.
An aquaintance from the park where we walk Annie lives up the street. I noticed he was mowing around a couple of big pines in his garden. I also noticed the golden blanket of pine needles below his trees. I stopped and asked if I could collect his needles. He was thrilled. Collect I did.
My DB helped with the collection and he wondered what I would do with all the left over bags. Ha. By the time I finished I only had a half bag left.
I even had enough to lengthen this path.
So whenever you walk off the driveway to go around back you can see where you are supposed to go. Or you can vere off into the side lot.
As you go around this big shrub
You walk down the path to another little side path into the side lot.
Or you can go straight to the side gate.
In the middle of this path there is a space right under the garage window where it is difficult to get anything to grow. I decided I could place a difficult to place bench here. It is really more for looking at than sitting on. The poor forsythia appear to be a victim of the drought. I will see how they do next spring and if they don't revive...well, you know.
Looking back through the gate you can see it looks quite neat.
It is neat and tidy now, people will know where to walk.
A friend was through here last evening thought the path looked wider. It really isn't wider you can just see it now. Have you been doing any little projects in your garden this fall?