Side Yard Makeover: Creating Curb Appeal
Our side yard is a space that I've been working on for the last couple of years. It seems like each spring I tackle it again & again, making more progress year after year. A few weeks ago, I decided to finally put in the work (and the money) needed, to make it the side yard of my dreams! I'm so happy with how it turned out. Details in link below!
Here is a look at the side yard just a couple years ago. It was more of an eyesore than anything else and definitely lacked curb appeal.
Here is a look at where I started this year.
And here is a look at our side yard today. Quite the improvement, right?! In addition to the landscaping, we also added shutters and a window box to the window to add even more curb appeal.
The first thing I did was pull all the weeds & prepared the area for landscaping. Once the weeds were removed, I could finally see my hostas that I had planted just a couple years back.
To prevent further problems with weeds, I put down a weed control fabric & covered the area with mulch. Then I went to Lowe's and purchased some stone edgers to put the finishing touches on the landscaping.
The hostas have grown & matured so much in a matter of weeks. They really do well on this side of our home because it is shaded for the biggest part of the day.
In addition to the hostas, I usually plant impatiens as well. Like the hostas, they also thrive in the shade. I love the color they bring to the side of the house.
Here is a one last look at the space as a whole. I'm so happy with how it turned out and I'm looking forward to watching the plants fill out & mature even more in the coming weeks!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published June 4th, 2013 11:30 AM
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