Spring Landscaping

29 Apr

While the garage project began, we also started our Spring Landscape projects. The first of which entailed clearing out all the flood debris that was left wrapped around trees, in ditches, and along the creek bank. We found some interesting things. Chain link fence sections about 15′ long, a baby shoe, adirondack chair, barb wire, cans, bottles, a boot, chunks of twisted metal and aluminum, fence posts, to name a few…. We had our path rebuilt along the creek, and graded out the center part of the property that had been so ravaged by water and debris. The back lot area will be seed sprayed the first week of May with a natural grass mix with wildflowers!

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The Landscapers also started the stone walls that would support the new garage level. All the rocks were harvested from the property. Turns out we have a lot of rocks 😉

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The most exciting project that was started was the “Kitchen Courtyard”. I was excited to see the courtyard fence go up, but I was blown away when the plants were put in! Instant privacy comes in the shape of a 14 foot Pine. We’d been feeling like we were living in a fishbowl for the past 6 months and this project really created a cocoon feeling to the front area off our kitchen and dining room. We christened the courtyard by eating breakfast outside last Saturday.

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The front of our home is starting to soften up now that we have some plants and trees! The rest will come after we finish the garage and create our new entry courtyard and fire pit! So much to look forward to this Spring and Summer!

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3 Responses to “Spring Landscaping”

  1. Kathy April 29, 2014 at 1:03 am #

    Looks awesome as always! Good work guys!

  2. Briana Marie April 29, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    this looks NOTHING like the house i stayed in in october 2012! can’t wait to get out and see you guys sometime soon to see all this progress in person!!

  3. pat April 30, 2014 at 8:43 pm #

    You guys really know how to do things right! This is gorgeous and I can’t wait to have a cocktail there!

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