Erin & Ken's Backyard: Make Our Garden Grow

Erin & Ken's Backyard: Make Our Garden Grow

Nora Taylor
Jun 30, 2016
(Image credit: Submitted by Erin & Ken)

Name: Erin & Ken
Type of Project: Backyard Redesign
Location:Upper Tangletown — Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of building: 1930s Tudor-Style Duplex

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This past weekend we had out-of-town family staying with us, so we didn’t accomplish quite as much as we had originally planned. However, we (including our tenant, Heather) planted our vegetable gardens in the new raised beds built last weekend.

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Laying out the herbs and vegetables in the raised planter.
(Image credit: Submitted by Erin & Ken)

We also planted prairie grass along the south edge of the patio, which we hope, over the summer, will grow to be between five and six feet tall, and provide some much needed privacy for the patio. In addition to the prairie grass, we also planted a row of lavender (Minnesota-suitable) in hopes that it may act as a bit of a mosquito repellent for the patio, not to mention it looks and smells amazing!

A view of the newly planted garden and prairie grasses.
(Image credit: Submitted by Erin & Ken)

Next weekend, we’ll be building a modern grid trellis, finishing up the perimeter yard plantings, and laying a stepping stone path along the raised garden beds.

Our tenant, Heather, planting her garden.
(Image credit: Submitted by Erin & Ken)

Estimated time for project: 7 weeks
Time remaining: 3 Weeks
Perecent Done: 50%

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