I am looking for an affordable way to give my back garden a makeover.
At the moment it has approx three feet of concrete, which I am thinking of decking over. Then it has a horrible weed covered lawn and a small raised area at the back which basically has weeds growing through it and seems to have rocks/bricks thrown is (I can't seem to dig through it to plant anything in any case).
I would like to have a one foot wide flower bed to the left of the garden along the fence and get rid of the lawn completely, perhaps paving it over?
I am also planning on paving over the raised section at the back so that I can have a barbeque area.
What I would like to know is if anyone knows of an affordable way to cover the lawn, perhaps pebbles or woodchip or something along that lines which will be affordable and easy for me to do myself.
Also, do you know of any easy to grow, all year round, pretty climbing plants that I could put along the flower bed and up the fence?
Any advice would be very, very much appreciated!