So when I left you last, I had just completely redone the little front patio that we have on our house.  This is where the whole front yard project started.  You know how it is, you update one or two things and that makes other things around it look tired and old.  The next thing you know; you’re making your way slowly around your whole yard!  This is exactly what happened to us and over two weekends, we completely cleaned up, weeded, planted, weeded, removed trees, weeded, painted, and weeded some more!  Here is where the outside project went next….

After the little patio area was looking so nice and welcoming, the long flower bed that runs down the side of the house off of that area looked really sad.  First on the list was weeding the bed.  I’ll be honest with you, I’m no gardener.  I don’t like much of anything about it.  Don’t like the feel of the dirt in my hands, don’t like wearing gloves and getting sweaty hands, don’t like being hunched down and over trying to pull weeds or dig.  Just not my thing.  Now if you put me in those same positions while redoing a piece of furniture, I’m golden!   Anyway, I digress.  I did get down and weed and weed and weed some more!  Next came trimming the big flowering bush.  

Above that bush and running around to the front side of the house is a cute little shelf to put potted plants and flowers on.  It needed some TLC so out came the same gray paint I used on the front stoop.  We decided the flower beds would benefit from mulch. The Home Depot had a great sale so we stocked up.  I can’t even tell you for sure how many bags we ended up buying but it was a lot!  Good thing it was on sale for $2.00 a bag! 

After the mulch was in and the shelf was painted, I decided to repaint some of my other flower pots in beachy colors to tie in with my new chairs.  The look was slowly coming together. There was a big bare spot though that was crying out for color.  Off to the Home Depot again!  Good thing it’s only about a mile from our house!  I bought two black wrought iron plant holders and two containers of colorful flowers to place in the blank spot and help bring some color up onto that part of the house. 

The final piece to this part of the yard makeover was easy…. really, it was!  We bought a new set of outdoor solar lights to line the driveway and that part of the yard.  We took the old existing light set and used it around the front side of the house but more on that in the next blog installment!

Wow, as I sit here and write out all the things we actually did to the yard in that two weekend’s worth of time, I’m a little amazed and quite frankly a little tired!  Join me in my next installment as I share with you what happened to the rest of the front yard!

Now, what will you do next to love where you live?