Operation Yard Clean Up: Complete!

23 May

Two weekends of weed whacking grass and weeds and other undesirables growing in the yard later … we’re officially ready for new plants and to finally finish the front yard overhaul. Thought we had hired someone to do this for us? Me too, but that’s another story. How about some progress photos?



See those plants in the corner there?

They’re my new arborvitaes. They’ll live on the right side of the house, and once they grow to the full height of 30+ feet, will balance out the grade change of our lot.

This corner by the sidewalk to the front door before:

And after:

How about this weedy spot to the right of the porch?

It’s looking much better these days:

Can you spot the magnolia bloom in the next shot? Wasn’t even on purpose!

On the right side before:

From the other direction:

Much, much better.

This weekend you’ll  find us planting approximately three dozen shrubs and trees and flowers. We’ll also be busy spreading the 10 cubic yards of mulch we’re having delivered tomorrow (yikes!). If we live to tell the tale, I’ll be back with a full report next week!


5 Responses to “Operation Yard Clean Up: Complete!”

  1. Melanie @ Mailbox Journey May 24, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Lots of progress! It’s all going to look great!

  2. Me, Ed and Pea May 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    WOW! You guys have been working hard!! Looks great.

  3. Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design May 25, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    It’s going to look sooooo good!! I’m sure you guys are going to be ready for a break from yard work after all this! 🙂

  4. Mckae (kaes corner design) May 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Wow you have been busy! Its looking great, I want wait to see it completed. We moved into our house about a month ago and our backyard is over run with weeds! I am dreading the day when we actually start working it!

  5. Mandy@Cre8iveMotives May 30, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Yay for progress….. Our house had no landscaping for close to a year so I feel your pain : )

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