Our front porch really needs to be rebuilt but in the meanwhile (while we save up) I gave it a facelift with some wood glue, caulk, and paint. The best part: A porch rug that I painted right on the top landing.
We have a magnolia tree that was planted by my Grandmother in 1918 when her home was built.. Years of neglect caused the area underneath the tree to become barren. The dirt was
impacted, hard and full of roots. This needed serious help. My friend Rob was the labor part of our team. I dreamed up the plans and helped with the planting. We now love to use our side entry. Our courtyard is a big hit with our friends and family