Landscape Complete

5 Jun

It took forever (at least it feels that way), but our front yard is finally relandscaped. We worked all through Memorial weekend and finished up this past Saturday.

In all we planted 14 azaleas, 1 plum tree, 3 arborvitaes, 7 loropetalum, 6 hydrangeas, 1 dog wood tree, 5 carissa hollys, 40 pots of asiatic jasmine ground cover, and spread 10 cubic yards of mulch.

Whew.

I love how it turned out! I hope we can keep it all alive!

Here’s a look back at where we started:

Oy.

And after lots of clean up, planting and mulching:

The plants are still small and have lots of growing to do, so how about a closer look?

For this bed in front of the dining room window, I decided low maintenance was key. There are 5 holly bushes in the back and asiatic jasmine ground cover up front. The vine will eventually take over the bed and require little care.

In front of this bed is another bed with a pretty dog wood tree.

This bed is still a bit bare, so I’ll probably add some knock out rose bushes or loropetalum next Spring for more color.

On the other side of the driveway, we mulched and mulched and mulched and planted some hydrangeas.

Some flowers are beginning to peek through, and I’m so excited to see what colors they are.

On the far right side of the yard, this plum tree takes some emphasis away from the steep grade change by the house.

And further to the right, a bed of baby azaleas will (hopefully!) nicely fill in this unusable area in front of the creek that runs through here.

But my favorite part is the area in front of the right side of the house.

It’s not much now, but the arborvitaes will grow to 30+ feet and the loropetalum will reach 6+ feet. Fortunately, these plants are fast growers, so I’m hoping we can appreciate their impact from the street in just another year or two.

I’m not sure I would recommend taking all of the planting on at once like this, but I couldn’t be any happier to see this project completed!

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6 Responses to “Landscape Complete”

  1. Katie June 6, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Looks great! It sure is fun to have some real landscaping, huh? We just got ours in this spring (after living here almost three years). I find that I actually enjoy sitting on the porch now. 🙂

  2. Gabbi June 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Wow! You guys really transformed your yard…it looks wonderful! I love all the plant choices you made! Great job! 🙂

  3. Kelly@Bungalow Blue June 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Beautiful transformation! What a difference, great job! 🙂

  4. Diana @ Boy + Girl June 7, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Beautiful! Major improvement!

  5. Amy@BuffaloRoam June 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Wow, that’s a big difference. It all looks really pretty!

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