Front Yard: New sod and edging!

Remember when we got a new backyard? Well, we got a new front one too. Yes, we overhauled both yards at once. It was awesome because I didn’t do a thing!

Waaaay, way back, our front looked like this. It was tree mania!

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Then it looked like this, with a few trees removed (like that hulking blue spruce):

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But, there was still A LOT going on:

frontyard_sideSo. Much. Mulch. And the scalloped edging. It went on and on.

Our landscapers worked hard, even moving this huge rock stuck right in the middle of our lawn. It was the size of a Wee Little Amelie!

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She’s so cute. Am I right, or am I right?

During:

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Another angle:

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And After:

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Cleaner. Simpler. Greener!

A before view from our front step (from this post):

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And now:

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The landscapers trimmed back the juniper jungle on the corner too:

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Eventually, I’d like that taken out. This space gets afternoon sun and I am hoping to plant some peonies or hydrangeas here. Hydrangeas might be best since it’s such a large space to fill up but I still want to make sure the fire hydrant is accessible. Any thoughts or tips are welcomed! I’m not a fan of the pine tree but the tree expert encouraged us to leave it since it was straight and the biggest tree on our property. I find them quite messy with the needles and acorns and sap, though.

I’m excited to add color with more perennials. I’ve already done a little work out here that I hope to show you soon. I think I need someone to help me develop a plan because I’m doing this piece-meal and already have regrets over a few plants I planted last year. Oh well, live and learn!

Three posts in a row? This is not like me. Are you wondering if I am alright?

2 thoughts on “Front Yard: New sod and edging!

  1. Wow, when you do things!! Love it. Oh, Amelie…. Such a little girl back then :)). I like the evergreens there on the corner. You might have to keep the sight lines low because it is on the corner – and also the fire hydrant can’t be covered. You know hydrangeas get so big and spill all over. How fun!! You are exciting! lv mamap

    • I get so much done with I hire other people to do it for me! Ha! Good tips on the fire hydrant. I will keep that in mind. XO!

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