June 13, 2009

If you read yesterday's post, you may remember that I said that the backyard can be used as inspiration for landscaping, but this is the eyesore that is my front flower garden. LOL! I'm hoping these will be the "BEFORE" pictures! I need to get out there and work. Graham and I did some of it yesterday after the pictures, but today it is pouring rain, so it won't get done today.

Most of the little bushes you see here on the right... yeah... they're weeds.

These bushes below have gotten really big, so I guess they need some
serious maintenance. They almost completely block the front door.

The brown you see on the left is where the deer ate all of our
ground cover last winter. Not sure what to do there. It is almost
an evergreen shrub and they ate it. It was fun seeing them right
outside of the window though.

The daisys have taken over!

This is to the side of one of our garages. There is a small flower garden where I've tossed some wild flower seeds and there are quite a few bulbs that come up in this area. There is a large maple tree and then this light green tree in the front.

Another of my issues.... the lawn goes to the edge of the forest and then there are lots and lots of weeds that get really tall and lanky. What DO other people do about these? They seem like an eye sore to me, but maybe it is just nature and I should leave it alone? It is a lot of work to weed whack them all! Can anyone tell me what they do in this instance?

This is the kids' play yard and the forest beside it. The fence is the side fence of the pool.
I thought you could tell better, but there are some nice plants that grow along there in differing shades of greens and reds. (Sorry... bad picture)

This is the bench that I want to spray paint. It will happen one of these days and you know I will be blogging the outcome!

Oh... and this is the other side of the poolhouse. The deer ate this ground cover like crazy this winter and it seems to have killed it. Now what????

This is the top of the driveway. Another place where the weeds get out of control along the forest. You can't mow over there because it isn't wide enough, but it is a huge area to weed.

This is the top of the driveway. This is a good area to see how the landscapers put in reds and yellows and greens in layers.

There are no flowres right now, but lots of color. The shaggy little bushes on the right are lilies and will be blooming soon.

Well, that's it! Our yard as it is now. I want to get out there tomorrow and get the front started. It will probably take all day. My poor aching back!


Bitterbetty said...

oh man... Do I need to get to some more weeding. Ilove the layers.. my whole yard is off kilter. There was a design when we started but now it is so random with some things dying and other taking over and needing to be controlled!

Love the red.LOVE.

Michaela said...

Thanks for stopping by the other day! I love all of the color you have in the second to last photo - it looks great even without flowers blooming! Good luck getting everything the way you would like it to be!! =)

Teresha and Damon said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comment luv! You have a lovely home and yard! I can relate to the nightmare that is grounds-keeping. We finally just hired a contractor to just go at ours with weed whackers, mowers, and hedge trimmers. Then we went in and did landscaping. Can't wait to see your after pics...

Marywin said...

Wow! I'd love a yard like yours and the enthusiasm to go with it. Thank you for you kind comment on my blog.

Housewife Savant said...

Take your Motrin. Grab your gloves.
Remember to post the After!

Design it Chic said...

Oh my gosh you have a huge yard and such a beautiful home and ... pool house??? Oh i can only dream of those. And being close to the forest.. i bet you have a fresher air out there right? OH and can't wait to see that bench makeover! I'll come back soon:)
Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!
Happy Sunday!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Looks like a great place. I look forward to see what you do. It looks so peaceful!

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