Ok....so here it is......some AFTER pictures of our landscaping project, now that it is finally complete!
For those of you who have already been following this project, keep scrolling down and enjoy.....if you want to "refresh" your memory of what the yard looked like BEFORE and DURING...click HERE and HERE!
Doesn't it just look lovely!??!!
Now when I stand on my front porch, this is what I see when I look at the street!!
All new planting beds in front are the brown mulched areas. The areas with the straw matting is where new grass was planted (which I have to water now every single day! Exhausting!) On the corner is another new tree; this one is a Silver Ball Pear tree. It has pretty silvery leaves and will have flowers in spring.
Another view of the front yard.
Jutting off the side of our house in front is the alcove in front of which I had planted a beautiful Snowball viburnum. The landscapers tamed this unruly shrub and gave it a nice shape for me. The planting bed now extends around the side of the house and in front of the snowball bush, and includes another new tree, a Firebird crabapple. It will have flowers in spring and fruit in fall.
Another view of the alcove and planting bed. The orange daylilies were moved from the corner of the yard into this planting bed.
Here is a good view of the side yard, which also shows the new retaining wall nicely.
The side yard also has a tree; this is another Silver Ball Pear.
The back steps and walkway.
This is our back yard and another good view of the retaining wall. We only had them do the new planting beds and trees in the front yard, from the design plan, because we can't afford to do the back yard plan yet, but they did have to plant new grass in the areas that were tore up when removing the old wall and the chain-link fence. We are planning on replacing the fence, with a nice wood privacy fence, that will enclose the back yard. It will be almost in the same "footprint" as the old fence, with a few small changes. It will be set back from the wall about 4 feet, and it will enclose a small area behind our garage which is part of our property but the previous owners didn't enclose with the old fence, for some reason. It's not a big area, but large enough for me to put a potting bench and a compost pile, and it will be behind the garage and not visible from the rest of the yard, so it will be nicely out of the way, but still enclosed with the rest of the yard.
Watering! My life is about coming home from work and watering!
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be posting updated pictures as the grass grows and as my flower gardens fill up! I have lots of space now for new plants! I can hardly wait!
I'll be joining these parties:
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at Happy To Design