Our cute little sea foam green house. Inside the fence is our front patio area.
The back yard. There was ivy all over and and lots of beautiful green.
The walkway was non existent due to the over grown plants and flowers. Notice the pine tree branches? We had to duck under them as we came up the stairs. Our landlord trimmed a bunch of the branches to give us more light and to let us have more yard since the shade from the tree basically killed all the grass under it.
If that girl wasn't in the way you would be able to get a better look at the over grown plants and flowers along the fence. :) Note the over grown pine tree branch. No more!
This is how our landlord left the yard. No more green. :( Didn't expect him to take out ALL the life in our yard!
We have to do some leveling and in the spring we are going to plant grass.
He left piles of old bricks and broken slabs of various stone surfaces for us to do what we want with. At some point we will move whats left.
We wanted a walkway so these pieces were perfect for that. We would have probably spent a lot more time on this and rented the proper equipment but hey, we don't own the house.
The finished walkway and garden.
We planted some zebra grass and daisies. Just need to get some more mulch to make it look even better. Also going to get something to fill in the walkway, maybe more mulch or small pebbles.
Here is a before shot of our front patio area. Talk about a lot of weed pulling!
This garden was FULL of rocks, so that was quite time consuming going through and sifting through all the dirt with my hands. But it's always fun to get a little dirty! :) I found a lot of large ones that were perfect for putting around the edge of the garden.
Cool design! Looks a thousand times better with out all the weeds!
Next project will be cleaning up around the corner tree the little plant bed with the rose bush. Then I am going to fill with the same mulch I got for the back yard.
Here is the patio now! I bought the table and chairs from Goodwill and used some Rust-o-leum outdoor white spray paint to give them a fresh new look! I planted a mint and lilac bush, some Walla Walla onions and whole lot of tulips and other spring blooming bulbs. I cant wait to see how this garden will look in the spring!
We still have a lot of work to do but I am so happy with our progress so far and have really enjoyed working on our outdoor spaces! :)