With it being spring and all, I LOVE working in the yard! So far I’ve just been cleaning up this winters mess. Take a looksy to what I’ve been up too.
I have a few ideas up my sleeves too, here is what I’m thinking about…
Take a peek above to see what it looks like now. I want to take out the two big pickery bushes on either sides of the windows. They are to big and a pain in the butt to trim up. I’d also like to paint the siding on the peak of the house a light grey, to jazz the house up. This might just be a memorial day project! 🙂
As in ripping out the weeds…
Take a look at our backyard a few years back (sorry crappy picture). This was taken the day we closed on the house. It was also one of the 1st things that had to go. I grew up with an apple tree and know how high maintenance they can be.
Once the tree was gone I went around and ripped pretty much everything else out. The pervious owner once had what I can only imagine was once a beautiful garden. By the time we bought the house it was so over grown and just ugly, it all had to go bye bye.
I’ve spent the past two summers ripping out flower beds and planting grass. This is what we had last summer.
Notice the Bush like thing in the back right of these pictures??
It never really bugged me, it helped block the view of the apartment buildings (YUCK). But by the end of last summer they were so over grown and heavy looking they had to go. Last weekend I let the ripping start, OUT they came! Now keep in mind its just the beginning of Spring here so nothing has bloomed.
Btw check out the new patio set! and the rest of the yard so far!
I would like to plant some cheap but tall tree/ bushes along the fence but thats down the road…
isn’t photoshop fun 🙂
Near the end of summer last year we had a VERY windy day. I came home to find this…
I took that a sign…SUMMER WAS OVER. Pretty much from that day on I’ve been on a quest for new patio furniture. Yes I’m aware it’s 20 degrees outside, and there is snow on the ground. But I think it’s cheaper to buy things like this off season. I would love to have something like this option (see below) but I just couldn’t justify spending a grand on outdoor furniture.
Ummmm I’m not paying over 2k for that!! Don’t get me wrong it would be awesome, and if I could I WOULD 🙂
So I kept looking and looking. I really wanted more seating then last time. The option to seat my whole family down for a nice summer bbq. Randomly I checked Walmart.com, I don’t normally shop there, I’m a Target kinda girl. Until I saw this pretty set, and its friend cheap price tag!
I can’t wait for my Friday evening happy hours with my ladies! Eating dinner with the hubs and just lounging.
BT-W’s did you notice I match my patio set to the hubs grill 🙂 yep a color coordinated patio…
For the past few weekends the weather man has called for rain…LIES all LIES! With that said I pretty much put off finishing up the backyard work that needed to be done. Until today, the day that happens to be 88 and humid. Smart thinking right? Well kinda I don’t feel bad for not going to the gym after all the heavy lifting and sweating. I went to my favorite place this afternoon HOMEDEPOT to pick up a few things for this project.
2 bags of mulch
4 bags of top soil
2 flats of flowers
$38.00 later I was on my way. I love their gardening center they have a great selection and it all very reasonably priced. Aren’t you just so excited I let you all know all that… I know I am… Any whoooo on to the after shots!
Lets move in a bit shall we
Well there ya have it! New flower bed and grass to come. Exciting stuff huh AND just when you thought it couldn’t get any better here is a sneak peak at tomorrow fun plans!
OH where WILL THEY GO!!! 🙂