Get Your Beds Ready!

18 Mar

One of the Ten Before Treatment goals was to work on our front and back yards. I can now check that one off the list. Randall and I hit up Lowes and mapped out a plan for the yard.

Front yard before:


The two smaller green bushes were here when we moved in and have always done poorly. We decided to move them to the backyard and get some new bushes to put in their place.

Front yard after:



We also worked in the backyard.



Two weekends ago, my mother in law came to see us and asked us to take her to a nearby maple tree farm. Although we were only there for her to get trees, this little $20 guy spoke to me so we picked him up. He’s not much now but per the tree farm owner will grow 5′-6′ per year and will have gorgeous bright red leaves.



Needing a home for those green bushes from the front yard, we decided to make a flower bed near the patio.



The plan is to eventually expand the existing patio to the edge of the flower bed, but for now it’s just some nice landscaping. We planted impaitients, salvia, geraniums, a hydrangea on it’s last leg (haha) and I moved three Iris bulbs from pots to the ground.




It took us about six hours to do everything and it was hard work! Our soil is a mix of clay and rocks that isn’t very conducive to digging holes. It was totally worth it for the end result though and I am glad to be able to check this off the TBT list.


2 Responses to “Get Your Beds Ready!”

  1. Angie March 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Love the new bed in the back! What kind of bushes did you go with in the front?

    • leslieford March 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

      Thanks! We planted Firepower Dwarf Nandinas. They are only supposed to be 48 inches high at max. I though this was probably good so close to the window.

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