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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Our Mostly Finished Landscaping

I'm bbbaaaaaaAAAAaaack today to show off our mostly finished landscaping project!

Landscaping our back yard and front yard with river rock

Check out my latest landscaping project blog posts here and here.

So today is mostly just a photo drop of "before," the plans and the "afters" since I've blogged about most of all of this previously.

Jon and I have been working hard on this landscaping project for about a month now and boy, we sure are tired, more like completely exhausted.  We definitely aren't in our 20s anymore, BUT, we sure are proud of how much we were able to accomplish and how it all came together.  We promised not to rush any of this and to take our time and do it right and it seemed to have paid off.

I seriously can't wait to watch these plants grow over the years!!!

So, here's the south facing side of our home.  Jon worked hard on digging out dirt and placing the liner.  I was careful to make sure that all the plants we brought in would work well in full sun while on this side of the house.  I also placed lining and shoveled most of the river rock.

We love this new space so much.

The side of our home...

Before:

Plans:

After:

The north corner/side of our house.

We attempted landscaping here last year and while it wasn't bad, it just wasn't working.  The lining was too thin, the grass was a mess and given that we just purchased a generator for our home (tons of power outages in our little town and we were over it), we wanted to landscape around it so that it wouldn't get destroyed by lawn mowing equipment.

Before:


Plans:


After:


Lastly, we knew we wanted to put rocks all around our deck.  This area gets beat by the sun and we store many lake supplies/toys under the deck, which meant that rocks just made the most sense.  We also removed some plants; hostas and lilies, as they were just getting trampled on.  We still plan to add a few stepping stones and some more plants - I'm thinking a phlox or two.  Once the grasses grow, you can't see under the deck anymore either, which always looks better.

By June this will be filled in and I can't wait to see it all work with the stones!

I never made plans for this area.  Mostly because I just didn't know what to do in such a weird little space that gets foot traffic, but it's also meant for storage and it's oddly angled everywhere.

So we've been taking our time with it...

We extended the landscaping lining and brought it out, removed and repositioned plants and grasses, Jon dug out loads and loads of dirt and we removed all the mulch.

Before:


After:

It's still a bit of a work in progress, but believe me when I say, the hard part is over.  Now it's just like decorating a space - a stone here, a plant there, another rock over there - we're so happy with it!

Come on grasses - grow, grow, grooooow!


This post wouldn't be complete without a few other random landscaping pictures.

We're just so dang proud of all of our hard labor...







There you have it!

Phew...now to go sit down! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Marie :)

1 comment:

  1. Marie, it all looks SO GOOD! Y'all must be absolutely exhausted doing all this yourself. That's so much work! Now you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor for the rest of the summer.

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