Geoff & Mike's Brooklyn Backyard

Geoff & Mike's Brooklyn Backyard

Aaron Able
Jul 1, 2010

Name: Geoff & Mike
Location: Williamsburg — Brooklyn, New York

We moved into our Brooklyn apartment just 4 months ago from a tiny 1 bedroom in Manhattan. With the move, our outdoor space went from an un-usable fire escape to a 400 square foot yard in desperate need of some TLC!

Having about half a green thumb between us, our first major accomplishment was getting grass to grow on a very thin layer of topsoil. To that we added a number of container plants, and are even growing some flowers from bulbs. We've also had to design around our 2-year-old MinPin who will quickly kill any plant within leg-raising height.

The white picket fence is another concession to the dog — it keeps him off the grass when neither of us can be outside with him.

We've recently added a small Orange tree, some vines, and a Citronella plant. Our work-in-progress has become a relaxing retreat after work and on the weekends, and a great place to start the day with a cup of coffee.

Thanks Geoff & Mike!

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