Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Curb Appeal

Well, we finally finished landscaping the front of the house! It ended up taking us a month to finish, as we sectioned off areas to do every weekend. We started with the right side of the house (under the crepe myrtle next to the driveway. Then we did the left side of the house (under the bay window). Then we finished the right side of the house (where I had to remove a ton of grass).

Our process was: I pruned the existing azalea bushes back, my husband too a pickaxe to the stumps, we leveled the soil,  I planted, we mulched. All I can say is, thank God it has been a cool autumn!


Enough of my rambling! Here are some pictures:


Before
During. Take that grass!
After
Side view from the driveway.
Side view from the driveway.
View from bottom of stoop.
Left side bed.
The rose bushes are doing really well!
It looks a little bare now, but it will look better when the spring bulbs come up.

Plants on the left side (under the bay window):
- Peony (you can't really see it, but it looks like two sticks coming out of the ground right now)
- Rose bush, knockout in hot pink
- Juniper bush, gray owl
- Daffodils
- Irises
- Tulips
- Hyacinth
- Alliums
- Gladiolas

Plants on the front right side:
- Dwarf blue spruce
- Nippon Daisies
- Juniper bush, gray owl
- Lavender
- Butterfly bush
- Rose bush, knockout in yellow
- Chinese fringe bush
- Day Lilies
- Daffodils
- Irises
- Tulips
- Hyacinth
- Alliums

3 comments:

  1. Splendid!!!! Absolutely gorgeous! Great job!

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  2. Wow! You must feel great, and sore, and so ready to enjoy your labors. It's beautful now, and just think what it will all look like in the spring.

    I went to your post "A Big Mistake" and left a comment ... I hope that company treated you well after making their mess.

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  3. Thanks! Yeah, the company ended up replacing the whole sidewalk.

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