Monday, December 19, 2011

Home Improvements Part 2

Landscaping! When we bought our house, it definitely was not for the lot that it came on. We have a huge hill in the back, drainage for many of the houses around us that comes down the side of the hill, and steep parts of the yard all over. So, we wanted to add more planting areas for me and less grass on steep parts for Jesse, so we decided to put in a retaining wall bed and mulch beds on the side of the house. We are leaving the back alone until we can get a porch screened in off the house. We waited until December to do this with the company we use so we could get the winter price. Thankfully, we were able to pick out our stone back in the spring before Jesse left town so that made it a lot easier when they needed to start. We wanted to establish the mulch beds before planting new shrubs and flowers this spring. They also regraded a few areas and reseeded to make the yard more even. Here are some pictures of our new retaining wall and mulch beds:
This last picture shows where they did the mulch bed on the side of the house and some regrading right below it. Also, we will be putting in 2 red crape myrtles where the beds come out to add color and heighth to our side of the house visible to the street. We are just doing what we can, as we can afford it! :)

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