We’ve done some more landscaping in the front yard!

Just a reminder of what the front walkway started looking out like when we bought the house in 2013:
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We have done a LOT of ripping overgrown things out of the front yard (a lot of which has happened to be poison ivy/ poison oak/ poison sumac, and we didn’t know at the time) and last fall we got to the point where we actually put some plants into the ground.

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So we had some beautiful bushes by the house and then a lot of dirt where we planted flowers last fall in preparation for House Hunter’s “Where Are They Now” episode, which was filmed in October.

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But then we got really sick of weeding that whole mulchy area, and I didn’t want to plant something expensive/ permanent there because our long-term plan is to create a circular driveway in the front yard anyway and who knows where it will actually be located.

Sooooo, David dug up a bunch of rocks that we found randomly in a circle in the front yard:

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This circle used to be full of azaleas that we cut down about two years ago and grass had taken it over.  The grass was covering 99% of the rocks but since David has mowed over it so many times, he knew where to dig to get them out.

And then he created a beautiful rock wall in the front!

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(Evie of course was his assistant and made sure he stayed hydrated.)

With grass seed down, I love how it’s turning out, a few months later:

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The grass isn’t totally grown yet but we’re getting there.

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And in the meantime, it’s already far less work than having to weed the front garden bed all the time.

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Riesling and Kaiser approve of the new layout.  🙂

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We added a cute little John Deere garden statue that is from the local Ivy Corner Nursery, why not?

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I think it’s going to be perfect when the grass is all done growing in, which hopefully happens before it gets too cold this fall.

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And… recently (thanks to a need weed whacker) we uncovered another circle of rocks that have yet to be dug up and re-appropriated.  Mwa ha ha.  More landscaping, here we come.  🙂

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