However, last weekend, we decided it was TIME! Mostly due to the enthusiasm and willingness to help from my parents (and getting a bunch of "free" mulch from the tree trimmers), we decide to get started.
|This the "before" picture. Although as you can see, cutting down one of the holly bushes has begun!|
|My dad and Dave did all the heavy labor of getting these 50-year-old bushes out of there!|
|Here's the "AFTER" picture! Look how much nicer it looks! Of course, we're hoping all our little bushes and shrubs fill out in the next year or so. We're rooting for those knock-out-roses... they're looking pretty droopy.|
|Isn't it so pretty! Our first real mulching job too! :-)|
|This is from the BACK garden, our vegetable garden. This is the first salad of the season with lettuce right out of our garden! YUM! :-)|
(Any other homeowners out there feel that as soon as you finish ONE huge house project, you then see another giant project that needs to be done?! This weekend we're going to attempt painting the carport... because we desperately need to get gutters up there and it needs painting first... always something.) :-)