We are removing a tree next to our picnic table area because it has died. I originally placed the picnic table between both trees because I thought it added to the atmosphere but that will be somewhat gone with the removal of the tree. My family has also not had much privacy eating in this location because it has a clear view from the street. Therefore, we have expanded the swing sitting area along the back of our house to include the picnic table and grill. My husband and I mulched the area, added the wooden border and relocated the accessories. I also added a new container plant and pumpkins for the fall season. I think I may add some window boxes next and I know just the boys to ask to make them.
Click on these links The Picnic Spot and Backyard Swing Sitting Area to see what they looked like before this redo.