Saturday, 25 May 2013

May 24th and 25th - Front yard update

I think I must have put in well over 12 hours the past two days on the front yard renovation.  I am exhausted, but as soon as I post this, I’ve got to mow the back lawn (much neglected).

At 11:30 am this morning:


After 6 hours of labor, the front yard is starting to take shape.:


The plants on the lower part of the picture have just been heeled in, as I’m moving around a lot of plants that were already in the yard.

I think I am about 1/2 way through…. there is more sod to take out (I think I took out 1/2 of it so far). I want to make a annual flower bed that has room to walk around it, and then have more plants to plant for the perennial/evergreen part of the front garden.  Then probably 2 loads of shredded bark mulch to put in, to keep everything easy to maintain.

Its going to take me two weeks to accomplish this, as I don’t have whole days of free time in the next little while.  I am really happy with the path that I made with blue chip rock, and my choices of plants so far.  If I get a chance, one day I will “map out” my garden beds to give you guys an idea of what I actually have planted in there.

The back lawn is calling my name…… sigh.


  1. Looks like you're going to be busy for awhile, but it's looking good. Can't wait to see how it looks when your done. You can come to my house when your done and work on my!

    1. Funny thing... I see garden design similar to cardmaking... just dirtier and on a larger scale :-) I'll keep your offer in mind if I'm ever out your way :-)

  2. Gorgeous! We did some planting over the holiday too, the hubby puts in those type of hours his hobby, but I did help some. Looking forward to seeing the outcome