Posted: 22/08/2012 at 00:40
hi Andy i agree with the rest - clear as much as possible maybe on the next bank holiday call in some help from friends or family and cook a big pot of chilli-get kids to box up their toys and wife to mark anything for keeping, collect all plants and group them togegether along boundaries digging in for temporary measure.take out little fences and steps look a bit hazardous. i'd take up slabs & group together & re-lay them if they give access to house. then i'd treat fence panels. i'd split area into three say: (i wouldn't bother with a wet lawn take the girls to the park)
- kids involve them in what they like to play
- flowers/veg/wildlife or anything you think.
then the fun starts you can make a plan for each area and tackle them when funds allow kids are great with bark weed membrane & chippings for slide,wendy house and trampoline, entertaining is great on decking, lighting adds atmosphere, you'd need to improve the soil a bit with manure for flowers and existing plants, birdfeeders add interest. Make A Plan and tick off as you progress