Hi all, I have not been on this site for some time. I have not yet had the path installed, as it will require some other work (big project) first. Some of the area is sloped, and I would like to have some garden beds installed along the house, plus bring the drip irrigation around to that (I can do that myself). I need to hire someone with equipment to do grading, and then decide if I want to have steps of any sort or have the path slope downwards. I need to consult with a professional on the design, I guess. I also need to build a small retaining wall (likely poured concrete) and would like to install an artsy metal fence on top of that. I also need to figure out what to edge the beds with. I have in mind a design for a large, welded piece (somewhere between 6' tall x 8' wide and 8' tall by 10' wide). This would consist of a large rectangular frame (made of square steel tubing) with a metal grid on top of that, then many circular items welded onto that (some overlapping). Items I have collected so far are barrel bands, gears, a really cool old steering wheel, saw blades, and lots of other rusty stuff. This will likely happen after the re-landscaping, grading, retaining wall and path installation; and will serve as a trellis for a climbing rose. I plan to mount it (with hinges) between two metal posts most likely same material as frame, possibly larger scale. I want it hinged, so when the house needs painting, the rose can be chopped down and the 'trellis' can be swung away from the house.
Meanwhile, my homemade rounds are all getting well-cured in anticipation of their new location.
I have more great ideas than I have time/money/energy, but they will all eventually get done