We’ve been working on our front yard for several weeks now, and it has finally started to come together! (Note: The front yard was *supposed* to be on next summer’s project list, but when we found ourselves in the middle of another great plant sale, we just couldn’t help ourselves.)
Similar to our backyard, we bought all of our plants at a discount. In fact, everything – the trees, flowers, rose bushes, grass seed and mulch – came out to be less than $150! We were also lucky enough to get some free Hostas from our neighbors, and some ornamental grass and Caladium from my mom that we added to the mix.
As we were out there planting and watering, people passing by would say things like “Thank you for helping make our neighborhood beautiful,” or “It looks great – it’s one of the nicest yards on the block.” It was really encouraging to hear these kind words from strangers, and made us feel like we were helping our community.
Anyway… enough talk.
Here’s what our house looked like when we moved in:
Here’s what it looks like now:
1- Paint the front porch a different color
2- Replace our retaining wall
3- Replace/update our concrete walkway
4- Replace our old siding and change the color of our house
What do you think?
PS – If you want to know more about our front door makeover, click here!