It’s been awhile since I have posted. Life got in the way this spring and we’ve been behind on house projects. But the last two weekends have been full ones and I have some posts in the hopper to catch you up on what we have been to around here.
But first it’s time for “Where Are They Now? Yard Edition.” When we last checked in with our front yard, it looked like this:
Come to mama, look at that grass. We couldn’t be happier/prouder that after
not much luck failing miserably the last two years, our early spring efforts to lime, compost, slit-seed, and fertilize paid off. Some people even told us that our large, shade providing oak would prevent us from ever having a full, lush front yard and we are grinning from ear to ear that we were able to prove them wrong.
Our newly landscaped beds are coming along nicely as well. I was hoping to add more color with some annuals, but the only flowering plant that will grow in that much shade is an impatien and they were hard to come by this year so we’re living without them. We have also decided to remove the little patch of loriope behind where Gretchen is laying rather than try and add it whole way around.
So we think our front yard is looking pretty good these days. We would still like to widen/pave the driveway with bricks or pavers, replace the garage door, and either stain or completely replace the concrete porch steps, but other than those major big ticket projects, we’re pretty much done sir, done out here. Woot, woot!
Speaking of done sir, done. I will be back later this week with a full run down, room by room, of what we’ve been able to cross off our to-do list and what we still hope to accomplish in this little house of ours. Until then, I will be enjoying my grass!