Thursday, October 11, 2012

Landscaping! Out with the old, in with the new!

After we cleared the backyard and the kids had a place to play we shifted our focus to the front of the house.

Here it was when we bought it...


The home inspection it was found that the roots of the massive holly trees were starting to grow into the foundation. No damage yet, but soon could be. So out they came! Went ahead and removed all the front "landscaping" as well. There wasn't much too it, either overgrown or extremely scraggly.

Here it is as a "clean slate"...

Then we met with a couple of landscapers from local nurseries. They presented us with their ideas. We decided on one and got it scheduled! We went with low maintenance things of course ;)

To save on money we had them only plant the big stuff, then we planted the little stuff.

All done!

Over a month later and I can tell you that besides the Japanese Maple, these three stepping stones are my favorite thing! We use them all the time!

Next up... the house gets painted (oh wait, technically next was a new driveway THEN paint).

1 comment:

jeri_hello said...

You are a tease! I can't wait to find out the color you picked for the house. You have been BUSY! When did you find the time to plant all the smaller items? Whew ~ I think I need a nap just after reading about it all. Looks GREAT!