This post is going to include a little bragging, and I'll apologize for it right now if I have to, but I think you'll agree Husband and I deserve it. . . You see, we loved this house the moment we walked in the door. After all of the other depressing houses we looked at when we decided to buy (including one house where every floor - even upstairs - sloped towards the drain in the basement), this lovingly renovated yellow house was just the thing. With one exception: the yard. Previous occupants listed a dog, above ground pool, and 6 children among their assets, all of which led to our acquisition of a muddy, weed-filled disaster behind the house. Until recently. Husband and I are accepting new clients for landscaping (just kidding) and bids for a new fence and deck (not kidding). Here are the results:
Yard before - isn't is pathetic?
"Kitchen Garden" area before:
Deck area before:
Cute little deck for two, as it is now (tables, lights and lanterns are from Target):
Now, every morning when it isn't raining, I go and sit on the deck and marvel at the fact that I have managed to grow actual green grass which requires mowing. I still can't believe it. I bought most of my plants at Weiland's.