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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sprucing Up The Yard

One of our current goals is to get the outside of our house fixed up. (This includes doing a little more work in the front yard and more importantly painting the shutters and fixing up the front porch.)

It's a little on hold right now because hubby got laid off from his new job a few weeks ago, so we're trying to save our money for "must haves," but before that happened we did get a start on it.

In my next couple of posts I'll be showing you some of the things we've been working on.

First priority was to break up this sidewalk that went down the middle of the yard. It was old and broken up in places, and it was kind of pointless because it ended about 2 feet from the road. (This must have been a trend because I neighbors have a sidewalk the ends about 2 feet from the road as well.) Anyway we got rid of the old sidewalk and have planted some grass seeds. The grass hasn't come in fully yet, but I think it's already looking better than it did with the old broken sidewalk! Plus, it's going to be the yard look a lot

In the above picture you can also see where we pruned our trees. These are really coming back nicely as well!

We also had a bunch of old stepping stones going from the driveway to the porch. These were replaced with new ones. This looks so much better! (Sorry I don't have a before picture, and please excuse all the dirt, as this photo was taken while we were building flower beds.)

Next post, I'll be going through a step-by-step process to making a new flower bed.

-Jerri



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