Monday, April 1, 2013

Re-Landscaped Front Yard

 
 
 With a new season, comes new life. Which includes beautiful plants and flowers...which our front yard desperately needed!
 
 
Our front yard was looking bare at best. Only three plants worth counting, plus an awkwardly placed lamp post. We discussed with our landscaper (who has done a lot of work for us, including the epic undertaking of re-sodding our entire yard- front and back) what we were picturing and he made it happen. :)
 
 
He removed the post, moved the gardenia bush to the side of the house, removed a boxwood and trimmed and moved the jasmine tree.
 
 
Then it was time to bring in the plants! We chose brightly colored plants such as roses, hydrangeas, azaleas and geraniums... which will hopefully bloom all summer long!
 
 
 
My Mom planted a few flowers in pots and placed them on the porch to give it a nice touch of color. (The wreath on the door is for sale in my Etsy shop right now, in case you like it!)
 
 
 And now for a few more pictures...
 








We can't wait for the azaleas and hydrangeas to grow and fill in the front space. Aidan absolutely loves the flowers. He helps Daddy water them at night and calls them "his pretty flowers." It's so sweet!

Is your yard ready for Spring? What are your favorite flowers to plant in your yard?

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12 comments:

  1. Hi Emily! What a lovely job you did creating this updated landscaping project. It is beautiful!

    So nice stopping by to visit with you :)
    Kindly, Lorraine

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lorraine! :)

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  2. Looks great. We're hoping to give our yard a little landscape love, but you know Ohio, don't plant anything before Mother's Day because it could freeze overnight.

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    1. Ha ha! I definitely remember those days.. and I don't miss them. Although, we did have some tropical plants that didn't survive a few freezes down here- I guess it can't be helped! :)

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  3. looks gorgeous! i love how the curved beds look, and you just cut them in like that? ours are curved, too, but they need to be cut in more or something so you can see that they're curved from a distance. i need a landscape guy, lol!

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    1. Thank you! The beds were all ready like this when we moved in four years ago. We want to extend them a bit, but keep the curve... maybe next year! And, yes, we LOVE our landscaper. He does SO MUCH for us! Definitely worth it. :)

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  4. Emily, great plant choices and the mulch looks so pretty. That mulch will save water and weeding. It all looks lovely!

    Peace,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I am hoping that they all survive this year. Our hydrangeas didn't survive the sun last year! :)

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  5. Emily

    Your new landscaping looks beautiful. It's amazing the difference some bright pretty flowers can make. I need to add some flowers around my front door area myself.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'm glad you stopped by. :)

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  6. It looks awesome. Around here it seems like we are always having weed and trim since things grow so quickly. About a month ago we got our flower beds into shape, but they are already in need of more attention.

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  7. The yard looks great Em! Thanks for linking up. ;-)

    Jamie

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