Here is a rundown of the landscape improvements we had done since the first of the year! If you recall, back in February, we had several trees removed or trimmed in our back yard and a lot of brush/rock cleaned up. As a result, we were able to eliminate the wild jungle look that possessed the last ~40 feet to the property line. After smoothing down and prepping the soil, 5 large pallets of sod were put down.
For the last ~10 feet to the property edge, we had pine straw mulch applied to provide a transition for the wooded common area property. Leaves can be raked into this area this fall, and we can routinely spray with some roundup to keep the weeds at bay.
We also had a couple of hardscape areas installed. One was around the HVAC units on the side of the house. Some erosion problems were already starting to develop here because of the slope and jumble of equipment, so this was our happy solution.
The other hardscape was a stone path installed up near the garage. With a small lot, we don’t have a lot of space to secure and hide the garbage can. We haven’t wanted to keep it in the garage and the yard sloped too much for us to tuck it in at the side. So this was our solution. Instead of being permanently parked in front of the garage, it is now on a leveled area, hidden right behind the holly tree.
This side of the house is shielded from the storm fronts that come in from the west. And it is so easy to roll it right out to the street each week!
So there is a wrap-up of our landscaping improvement project! It took a longer than we planned (3-1/2 months) and lots of prodding to make the landscaping company get it all done, but we are tickled with the end results!
And since we just celebrated Grey Havens’ one-year anniversary, I have to show you what the front looks like now! I took this picture during Memorial Day weekend, hence all the little American flags in the main flowerbed. You’re welcome to come on in and visit with me a spell!