We are between renters right now and busy turning the yard from the Garden of Weedin'.....
...back into the Garden of Eden.
So while we are here for a week or so I thought I'd show you some of the projects we have completed at the city house.
(Ok I admit it, I still like this house just a little bit).
The backyard is a good place to start, it was by far the biggest project. It started out looking like this, not bad, great view of the mountains, but we knew it could be better. We were hoping to add a water feature and fire pit to compliment the mountain setting. We also wanted to add more useable space to this steeply sloping yard.
For some reason we decided to start the process in November? The yard quickly became a war zone, literally. Those stonewalls made great bunkers and if you look closely you will see a few soldiers. I think my nephews were pretty disappointed when a truce was called and the peace gardens were planted.
Sometime around February the hardscape was in and it was time to test the waterfall. That was a pretty exciting day to hear all that water rushing down the hill side.
We also didn't wait until Spring to try out the fire pit. Although I think the neighbors thought we were half (maybe 3/4) crazy to be roasting hot dogs in the dead of winter. I hope my little soldiers weren't suffering from a mild case of post-traumatic-stress syndrome.
By spring things were looking pretty good. The grass went in....
...and the planting began.
By that next summer things had filled in pretty nicely and we were honored when some friends of ours decided to hold their wedding in the yard.
So back to the future, here we are. The weeds are about under control again and I've spent a little time kicking off my garden clogs and wading upstream.
But it's time to turn my attention to the inside of the house and see what's been happening there.
Links to Week in the City posts
Hope you can join us!
WOW! A big thank you to Debbiedoo and Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage for selecting the yard makeover for this amazing award!
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