We recently just purchased a new home with an in ground pool on the property. The old owners did not do much upkeep around the pool area and it is in need of some help. Unfortunately we have already put about $15k into the inside of the home and donít have much to contribute to this project.
As you can see by the pictures it is all patchy grass, weeds, dirt, and some old stone....not level either. The concrete around the edges is brand new; installed with the new liner a month before we purchased.
Any ideas on DIY projects to get us through a summer or two? We thought about rubber mulch, wood chips, or pea stone but not sure how it will feel on our kids bare feet and also trying to avoid getting into the pool. Also want a nice area that we donít have to mow and can sit around with lawn chairs. = )
Any advice/suggestions GREATLY appreciated! 1st time home owners and new to all the "do's and dont's". Thank You In Advance!