Saturday was a day filled with dirt, dirt, dirt and more dirt. With the awesome help of my dad (he did most of the work), the hubby and I spent all day Saturday landscaping the front of our house. The weather was fantastic — not too hot, a little muggy, and it even rained to cool us off! Thank goodness it wasn’t too hot.
We started bright and early at 8 a.m. and finished mid-afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Then, I went to bed at 8 p.m. because I was too tired to do much of anything else.
It. Was. Exhausting.
But it was all worth it.
Here’s our house before the landscaping overhaul:
These are the goodies we planted:
And, on top of what we bought at Home Depot, we were able to replant the bushes from one side of the house in another location! Because of that, we took out the rose bushes and moves the spaced out bushes on the right side of the house to the left side of the house. We planted them way better than they were before — you’d never know they are the same plants!
After hours of intense manual labor, here’s how the house turned out!
So much nicer than before and so much more well thought out. The black mulch also makes a world of difference!
I love the new plants, especially my liriope and speedwell (thanks, Ann!).
Once all of the excess dirt washes away the whole front of the house will look even better…. Now, we just need some shutters :p
So pretty. It’s nice that you can actually see our house, now that the rose bushes are gone. Our bay window lets in a lot more light now and looks even bigger than before. I’m really glad we put in all of the hard work to make the front of the house look as nice as the inside.