Elisa
Elisa
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  • Naperville, IL

Front Yard & Retaining Wall Updates


When we moved into our home it had 3' high thistles, random hastas every where, and flower beds that needed a lot of TLC. Below are just a few of the projects we completed our first summer.
Retaining Wall: moved and transplanted hastas to the back and removed the rotten wood and replaced it with stone from Menards (Menards is a midwest home improvement big box retailer)
Front Yard: Removed the bushes that were over grown and replaced them with smaller, more contemporary looking bushes. In front of the windows we added bushes with some color and removed and transplanted the remaining plants to the back yard. We also added mulch to all the beds.
That summer we also painted the house and changed the 50 year old windows, half of which were painted shut.
Retaining Wall After: View 2
This was just a matter of moving the hastas and cutting away at the tree-weed that had grown around this tree.
Retaining Wall After: View 2 This was just a matter of moving the hastas and cutting away at the tree-weed that had grown around this tree.
Retaining Wall Before: View 2
Retaining Wall Before: View 2
Retaining Wall Before: View 1
Rotten wood retaining wall
Retaining Wall Before: View 1 Rotten wood retaining wall
Retaining Wall After: View 1
Retaining Wall After: View 1
Front of the House Before 1
Front of the House Before 1
Front of the House After 1
Front of the House After 1
Front yard by the circle, minus all the thistles
Front yard by the circle, minus all the thistles
Front of the House After 2
Front of the House After 2
Front of the House Before 3
Front of the House Before 3
Front of the House After 3
Front of the House After 3
front yard amp retaining wall updates, concrete masonry, landscape, outdoor living
front yard amp retaining wall updates, concrete masonry, landscape, outdoor living
front yard amp retaining wall updates, concrete masonry, landscape, outdoor living
Elisa

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  • This tree is gorgeous, I'm going to have to look into getting one for my home. Thank you for the idea!

  • Sarah
    on Jul 14, 2016

    You have done a beautiful job, I have alot of overgrown shrubs, I don't want to cut them but I may. I just hate starting all over again.

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