Wednesday, September 16, 2015

yard update

Hope everyone's having a wonderful summer!! I refuse to believe it'll ever end. We've been busy landscaping like crazy, and now we have something beautiful to show off- grass!  I'm in love.

Remember the before picture?
Building on Love: yard update
 
On August 15 we hydroseeded, and about a month later (today), we have a lawn!  You may also notice the lovely edging R put in for my flower beds.  More on those later...

Building on Love: yard update
Building on Love: yard update

Fresh pictures from this morning.  I swear I didn't alter these- the lawn really is this color!  We could film some crazy green-screen stunts here.  The shutters are new, and we're planning to paint the front door to match sometime this Fall.
Building on Love: yard update
Building on Love: yard update
Building on Love: yard update

I've got one flower bed (mostly) planted with clipping from my Grandma.  I have a couple of bulbs I want to add this fall, and I'll probably rearrange the stepping stones.  Right now they're just a little too far apart.  The back bed will also get planted soon.  I've got some hydrangeas on order.  I'm already excited for next Spring! Building on Love: yard update

Here's what happening behind the house.  R made me some bird food hangers for the deck and we've had many little visitors.  We're also working on adding rocks under the deck stairs.  We've been collecting these from the yard all summer, and it looks like we'll be doing it for the rest of our lives.  Ha!
Building on Love: yard update
Building on Love: yard updateBuilding on Love: yard update

In the spirit of keeping it real, here's what the rest of the yard looks like.  Unfortunately, it's not all lush neon grass.  We'll tackle this some other time.  Maybe next year.  Maybe.  In the meantime I'm keeping busy by pinterest-ing all kinds of cute under-deck patio areas.  We've got many years of seeding, weeding, planting, and paver-placing ahead of us!  Woohoo!  
Building on Love: yard update
Building on Love: yard update