Bought Home, Which Was Quite Bland-looking

2 Materials
$700
2 Days
Easy

Then I added a bit of color.
bought home which was quite bland looking
Curb appeal was lacking, I thought. So I wanted to dress it up a bit.
bought home which was quite bland looking
I created a larger flower bed in front and outlined it with white border bricks. I also outlined the oak tree and put a few flowers in there.
bought home which was quite bland looking
this is the extended flower bed. Had to fill in with several cubic feet of dirt.
bought home which was quite bland looking
Border around tree as a guide for where I wanted the white brick.
bought home which was quite bland looking
Another shot of the front flower bed. I extended it out a full foot and a half.
bought home which was quite bland looking
Removed grass on side of the house. Moved gate to the back of the house. I outlined the rock area with white bricks as well. I have pavers laid out in the stones.....as stepping stones. Need to get a pic of that.
bought home which was quite bland looking
Standing at the back of the house, you can see the gate was all the way up at the front part of the house. I wanted the side of my home exposed to the street. It makes the house appear a bit larger; moving the gate to the back of the house.

Suggested materials:

  • Shovel, rake, pick  (Lowes)
  • White bricks, mulch, dirt, sand  (Lowes)

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1 question
  • Michele Mcmahan
    on Jun 30, 2018

    Looks much better with your improvements. May I suggest hostas? Both under the tree and down the side of the house. Or pots of flowers on top of the gravel, maybe inbetween the hostas.

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  • Dale N.
    on Jun 24, 2018

    The tree has been removed.

  • L. Creative
    on Jul 5, 2018

    That was a lot of work but a big improvement. May I suggest some RED? A wreath or some small garden flags, or flowers? Those colors BEG for red! Love to see!

    • Dale N.
      on Jul 5, 2018

      It is a work in progress and colors will be incorporated for sure. Lol

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