My first project was a garden path. Before I started, there was no way to get from one side of the property to the other across the back. Part of it looked like this ...
I asked our son-in-law to weed-whack a path for me. It's a good thing I went with him. Typical male, he would have chosen the shortest distance between 2 points, leaving me with a freeway straight across. NOT! Garden paths should meander and hold a little mystery about what lies around the next curve.
Here is how it looks now from the left:
All of this was done last year, and took very little work to bring it back this year. We are in the process of adding more loops and points of interest. Stay tuned for updates on secret paths, yard art, and butterflies.
Altogether, this project took about a week of our time and $0.00 to complete, using only materials already lying around. It has greatly improved the natural personality (and value) of our land, with plenty more improvements to come.
little birdhouse look cute in one of the trees?
When you're stuck inside this winter, you could make your own decorations to put out on your path next year.