I’m super excited about how our yard transformation is coming along! I had a chance to browse through some old photos last night, and was pretty shocked to see the transformation that we’ve made in our side yard over the last year since we moved in to our home. Let’s take a look at what has happened!
Just having the trees thinned out was a step in the right direction, but my vision for this area went much further than that. I want to create a woodland-style shade garden here. So my next step was to bring in my trusted landscape contractor to remove the concrete sidewalks. (The work they did for us was actually much more than just this side garden area, but for this post we’ll just talk about this part.) The crew used a Bobcat with forklift attachment to lift the sidewalk pieces out one by one.
|We started by purchasing 17 shrubs to provide a solid backbone to the garden.|
|Placing the shrubs for privacy and for pleasing effect.|
|Shrubs, hostas, astibles, and other shade perennials – all still so new!|
|The roses and other plants near the fence lend a cottage vibe to this garden.|
|The plantings are still new and young, but time will take care of that.|
|Filling in as the summer moves along.|
|Hannah and Lulu LOVE the new yard!|
|Shrubs, perennials and annuals all working together.|
|Mid-summer flowers on the new hydrangea.|
|Pretty side garden|
|The yard is now “Home Sweet Home”!|