The backyard is one of the areas of our home that is moving at a slower process than the rest. When we first moved in, we were faced with a yard and landscaping that had been, to put it simply, neglected. It was overgrown, unorganized, and definitely not appealing to the eye. In fact, the only redeeming quality of the whole yard were the hostas that were at first taking over the entire landscape, but after a little pruning, re-planting and care, they look downright gorgeous today!
Since the front yard quickly became top priority after first moving in, we have done the bare minimum to the backyard since then. Last year we cut, trimmed, pruned, and pulled just enough to get us by, and keep our sanity intact for another year. This spring and summer we are hoping to get a little more done, and yesterday I started with some simple, easy changes like pulling weeds…
…while Tim tackled one big problem.
This awkward tree placed in front of our bay window is quite the eyesore. I am still not sure exactly what the landscaping strategy was and why the tree was planted in that spot, other than maybe to try and cover up the air conditioning unit. Unfortunately though, it is not exactly what I want to be looking out my window at every morning. Plus, the entire backside of the tree was dead so it wasn’t like I was looking into a lush green tree, instead it was a pile of dry, brown sticks and dried out needles, so Tim proceeded to dig it out.
Now I am trying to come up with a different way to cover the air conditioning unit. I like these two decorating ideas that I found on Pinterest:
Oh, Tebow helped with the landscaping as well…Just by looking so darn cute!
Talk to Me!
- Do you enjoy doing landscaping work? (I have to admit, it’s not my favorite, but I sure can pull weeds with the best of them)!
- If you own a home, are you happy with your landscaping right now? If not, what would you change?
- What did you do this weekend?