We spent the past weekend yanking weeds, trimming the edges, spreading mulch, and sprucing up our front yard landscaping. We clean up the front yard every April and the project always seems so overwhelming when the mulch is delivered.
BUT. IT. NEEDED. DONE!
and more WEEDS.
In place of wood chips, we buy leaf compost from our township. It is less expensive than the wood chips and that big pile in our driveway (above) only cost $35.
Doesn’t mulching make a world of difference? Much more appealing.
Now we’re just waiting for the perennials to grow. I’ll fill in with some colorful annuals after Mother’s Day.
I also need to figure out what we are going to plant under our bay window. It has been a problem area ever since we re-did our landscaping in 2007. We have planted several things there and they have not survived. While plants in other areas of the landscape have flourished. I guess I’ll be taking a trip to the nursery for advice and ideas.
Doesn’t it look pathetic?
We spent a lot of time and sweat equity re-landscaping our front yard and I have spent a lot of time writing about the process. Here are some of my top landscaping posts:
- Front Yard Landscaping: We Did It Ourselves
- Do It Yourself Landscaping: Take 2
- Front Yard Landscaping: 15 Tips to Help You Design Your Landscape and Save Money
Have you spruced up your front yard landscaping this spring?
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