Do y'all ever watch that show on HGTV? I am such a sucker for before and afters. I feel like the Curb Appeal crew came to our house. Y'all our yard was in sorry shape. As I mentioned in the tree killers post, we just have so many trees and so many leaves, and the summer drought in 2009 especially did our yard in. We've tried some things over the almost-three years we've lived here, but we decided this spring it's time to call the professionals! We got that big oak tree removed as well as the other tree on the side of the house, got new landscaping and also got them to put in sod. They took out about 15 bags of leaves just from the front!! They did a GREAT job, and we hope we can keep it up. Here are some pics - click on them to enlarge them, if you'd like.
Here's the bed in front of our living room/dining room. We brought it out a bit from the house and added a flagstone path. I think I am going to add some knockout roses or more pittosporums between the path and the oak tree.
The driveway bed was in bad shape with the haphazard ground cover and random elm tree that grew like Jack's beanstalk. I think the indian hawthornes and boxwoods look much better!
Yes, much better! Welcome Spring!
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