Monday, March 5, 2012

The York nest gets spruced up

We have owned our house for just over a year now and we've done a TON of projects to get the inside the way we want it. Brian did the lion's share of course. The outside remained pretty neglected as we put off any major landscaping for this Spring. Spring's here! Oh, not where you live? Well it's full-on here with temps pushing the 80s. So it was time to get started on the front yard.
This before picture is a before-before. We didn't own house, but it was the best one I could find. It looked a lot scragglier when we got started.
1. The dead plants were pulled out with the truck. 
2. The ugly chili pepper address plaque was replaced with this one.
3. The lava rocks and red scallops were eliminated, see.
 4. I weeded my fool head off and got a pile this size, but the lawn is still about 75% weeds.
5. Brian built a stone border. It looks great, and if you could refer to him as a stone mason in his earshot he would appreciate it.
6. Will sampled all the rocks, dirt, and weeds he could get his hands on. And by the number of pebbles that came out in the load of diapers I washed, he got quite a few down.
7. We trimmed up the yaupons and boxwoods and started to try to train them into a prettier shape.
8. We bought a bunch of plants and laid them out like this. We still have to plant them and we left space for a yaupon, a mountain laurel and some annuals.

It's still a work in progress, but I like it a lot better. Our next plan is to pain the front door and side lights aqua like the cover of this month's Southern Living.


Beth Zimmerman said...

It looks like a lovely home, Erin and you are doing a great job! The number plaque is lovely! And I can't believe how quickly Will is growing up!

Brooke said...

Love it! All of it! I am super bummed I won't get to see it tonight. We have to be at the hospital at 6am in the morning. Hopefully I will see it soon! :))