Experimental Landscaping

Our front yard is not exactly a sight for sore eyes. While our backyard has some issues that extend beyond aesthetics, the front of our house doesn’t make a great impression either.  Today we:

  1. Weeded
  2. Pulled up a yellow barberry bush
  3. Replaced the barberry with red azaleas
  4. Planted a boxwood shrub
  5. Planted three pink forget-me-nots
  6. Planted some mums in pots
  7. Put down plastic
  8. Mulched
  9. Added some brick trim

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It was our first foray into landscaping. The results aren’t professional, but I think we’re moving in the right direction. When we moved in, we uprooted a small franken-tree, and so we still need to take care of the stump. That’s a work in progress. Also, several areas of the lawn are going to need re-seeding. While we were working on our little lawn, a  landscaping company was across the street working on our neighbors perfect lawn. I just hope we didn’t look like HUGE idiots to those guys.

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3 thoughts on “Experimental Landscaping

  1. The yard looks really nice. Landscaping is such hard work and you’ve really done some nice things here. Don’t you just love the colored mulch’s (is that a word – mulches , mulchs – ha!) that have come out in the last few years. I think they really make a yard POP! Looks great. Congrats. I love seeing other homeowners having success with projects. Nice blog.
    -Stacey

  2. I think it looks great! I’m doing our landscaping this summer. If you have the time and the energy…I smell a fun project together! I’m aesthetically challenged and could use a creative eye.

    • If you’re looking for a creative eye when it comes to landscaping, you may be barking up the wrong tree. But if you don’t mind the blind leading the blind, then I’d be happy to come and help!

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