I have had a few readers ask how big my piece of land is that I do all my green stuff on.
Well, it is a mere 779 sqm or 8385 square feet or 0.19 of an acre. More than most around my area where the houses are getting bigger and the land getting smaller. McMansions abound!
Here is an aerial shot of the house which I sourced from www.nearmap.com. North is at the top of the picture and I have marked our boundary in red, with some of the stand-out features labelled and circled. Hopefully it has put all the other outdoor photos that I have taken to date into context.
As you can see if you click on the photo to enlarge we have used the space quite effectively. There is not one bit of land that is unused except for the most of the pool space where I store extra water when the tank overflows and the new citrus trees are against the back fence. However, before I had to fork out a small fortune for dental work, I was going to put another 5000 litre water tank in this area, but I will have to wait until I save up a bit more cash before I reconsider my options.
There is room for improvement in the front yard, as I am planning on planting in some fruiting shrubs and putting some drip irrigation in for the existing fruit trees. Only a lack of potable water is holding me back at this stage, which seems like a funny statement considering the size of the bloody pool.
However, all in all, I wouldn’t have it any bigger and certainly not much smaller and I find that I can manage it in the spare time that I have available. I am happy with what we have.