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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Yard Work Finished....For Now.

Over the weekend, Chris and I tackled finishing up landscaping our front yard. The plan was to get up early Saturday and finish it up. Saturday turned into a day of laziness and nothing was accomplished. Luckily we had Sunday.

Before

We woke up early and with the help of my two lovely parents, we hit it hard and knocked it out in record time. I was originally thinking a Japanese theme, but that hindered us on what we could plant. We decided against that idea and went with some great plants for full sun from Calloways. The customer service there is excellent and their selection is wonderful! If your interested in the exact varieties we chose, let me know.

Chris did the digging and the rest of us did some clipping! By 2:00, Chris and I were laying down the mulch. What a transformation! We are pretty proud of the end result. Even picked up some decorative rock from the quarry today to add some interest.

After





This weather we're having couldn't be more perfect to get projects done outside. It's amazing that it's almost February. Scary to think what our summer will be like :/

Would love to hear about any outdoor projects your working on. Again, would have been easy to hire someone to do it for us, but for one thing, that costs money and secondly, it's such a sense of accomplishment when you do it yourself!!! Hopefully, what we did plant, stays alive.

Happy Planting!!!


5 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! Now, would you come do my yard? LOL! We can't grow hardly anything with Texas heat and drought! I love it!

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  2. Thanks Kirsten for stopping by! I wasn't sure what to do out there as far as which plants to go with. The Texas heat doesn't help with growing much, but we shall see. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Try finding some heat tolerant plants. My mom is growing what she calls her "Texas" garden. Does pretty well in the 200 degree weather we have:)

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  3. I am dying to get outside and work on my landscaping...it's just too wet and cold here in KY right now. Yours is gorgeous, I especially love the pebbles! I am hosting my first link party today, and would love for you to add this, and anything else you like!

    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-1.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  4. Hi Jessica~ Thanks for stopping in and thank you for your nice comment. It's crazy that my husband and I were able to do what we did in January. Never happens. We had some nice weather and it continues off and on:)

    I would love to join in! Thanks for asking!! I'm new to blogging and still trying to figure it all out. I love your blog and will start following:)

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  5. Thank you so much for linking up to my first link party last Friday! Party #2 is live, and I would love for you to come link up something new!

    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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