Who: Erin E.
Where: Nyack, NY
I love the separate spaces in the yard that create a feeling of space, and the diagonal angle of the deck and vegetable garden fence that create interest in the layout. I love the large, irregular stones we collected from the woods. I love the plants my father gave me that traveled 10 hours by car. My husband and I did all of the work ourselves: removing the mangled chain-link fence (we gave part of it away on Freecycle), building the new cedar fence, installing the deck, carrying stones from the woods for the raised bed, and planting the gardens.
Who did the work: I did all the work myself
Cost: $1,000 to $5,000