Monday, October 8, 2012

A New Look

All summer long I've been trying to get a project done at my house - the dreadful yard. I don't have a green thumb, and more importantly, I hate yard work. Which means over the years my yard had gotten completely out of hand. It was never well designed in the first place, but my lack of care meant it was looking worse and worse.

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It isn't quite finished - the pavers next to the driveway and the concrete edging around the flower beds are coming later this week, but I decided to post the nearly finished product, since I'm on my way back to Istanbul today for the rest of the year. I'll have to wait to see the finished product next spring after the snow melts.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm ALMOST looking forward to planting a few flowers next year, now that I've got such lovely defined flower beds. And with the trees trimmed back and the overgrown shrubs gone, my house looks so much more welcoming.

As a goodbye (for a while) to my home, here's a little Phillip Phillips: Home. Pin It

13 comments:

Ashley said...

LOOKS SO GOOOOOOD :)

Nikki McBride said...

I love it. The pavers add such a nice touch!

tinajo said...

Well done I´d say - I find such things tricky too! :-)

Jamey said...

Jamie - that looks so nice! I love it! I need to revamp my front yard too!

Clinton Painter said...

I think it looks great Jamie! Good Luck in Istanbul.

Karen said...

Looks great. Hope you have time to enjoy yourself in Istanbul. I'll be looking forward to some more photos! :-)

Diana Joy said...

Great improvement. Really great. Is it winter in Istanbul? Be safe.

Dagmar said...

Looks wonderful Jamie, sometimes it just takes time to know what to change..good choice..Travel safely, and looking so forward to your post from Turkey!

Lisa Gordon said...

It looks great, Jamie!
I love the brick in the front.
xo.

Stampmouse said...

It looks great. I love the brickwork

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

It looks great! It would inspire me to start planting next spring too!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

It looked good before, but the changes look fantastic. I always have to remind myself that landscaping takes patience. You'll have the yard of your dreams before you know it.

Jerica said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful transformation!

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