Monday, April 16, 2012

Springtime Makeover, Front Yard

Two weekends ago (week before Easter) we spent the weekend working in our front shrub bed.  We've got a lot of plans for our yard over the next month or so and this was just the first phase.  Our shrub bed had not had any attention since the Spring BEFORE Nicholas was born (pitiful, yes).  

We spent Saturday afternoon trimming back the shrubs and pulling weeds.  Sunday we got up early and went to Lowe's.  We got a couple of hibiscus shrubs, rose bush, and some annuals to plant.  We also got 20 bags of mulch that I think made a huge difference.

Here is the final product!  I'm beyond happy how it turned out!  I LOVE how much lighter and springy it looks.

Nicholas even got into the spirit and mowed the yard for us.  :-)

Providing we have good weather, the next project is a swing set/play area for our sweet boy.  Of course, this monstrosity came in about a million pieces and it is estimated it will take 20 hours to assemble.  Not sure how that is going to go! Ha!