Love you, Coffee Creek Brussels pavers with Copthorne border by Unilock. LOVE YOU!
The firepit wall is so pretty at night!
We also got a new front porch and walkway. Plus we re-landscaped the front of the house. Before. Oh my. I thought I had a picture of the front of our house but this is all I can find. 1st day of school picture from a few years ago. But hey - check out those overgrown shrubs!
Good grief, you think if I was doing a before and after project I'd take before pictures. Oh wait, here is a before-the-after shot. This is after we ripped out the big shrubs. And by we, I mean Joe. That big hunky muscle man of a husband I have ripped them out with his bare hands. Well, kind of. He ripped out a few, threw his shoulder out and then the neighbor offered to help pull them out with his 4WD truck. But I did a good job telling them what to do. ha ha ha. Thanks, neighbor! And thanks, big strong husband! Did I mention how big those roots were? Oh. My. Goodness.
Hello garbage can on the corner that can't hide behind big bushes anymore!
We picked out the new landscaping by going to the nursery and just picking what we like. And setting it by another shrub we liked. And adding another one. And then taking a step back and saying, "Looks good together." We asked the owner-lady if the shrubs would stay small. Then she piled them all in the back of our van. A little DIY digging when we got home. Now I just have to figure out what to do with that biggie in the middle. I wanted to keep it, but.... well.... it's a little big in the middle, even though I gave it one heck of a haircut. We also picked up all the river rock and put down mulch.
A close up since the new landscaping is so little! It looks much better close-up... I'm noticing from the above picture that it looks like NOTHING from the street. Sorry cars, but it looks good to me when I'm using the front door!
Now, if I can finish the landscaping.... unfortunately the contractors did not bring more mulch or re-plant my flowers out back. And they even have 'landscaping' on their truck. But they only do hardscaping. The nerve of them! ha.