My husband and I have differing opinions when it comes to the above-ground pool in our modest backyard. It was here when we bought the house so, we have spent several Summer's tending to its maintenance even though we don't get much use of it. That labor also came with a hefty price tag-… Continue reading Tearing Out the Above-Ground Pool. Finally.
As you may have realize from my previous posts, I've been giving this whole 'landscape design' thing a real go. I've spent a good deal of time trying to learn what I can and design my own landscape, but I have never settled on anything. That's to say, I've never signed off on a design and… Continue reading DIY-Landscape Design
We have this awkward space around our foundation that always looks hideous. I've put mulch down, I've tried just leaving it be, but either way...weeds takeover or the rain always washes the mulch away leaving us with a muddy, messy space that I just can't stand to look at anymore. I was inspired by this photo from… Continue reading Easy DIY Edging
I've been begging my husband to tear out our above-ground pool for years, but it doesn't look like it's going to be happening anytime soon. So, in the meantime, we might as well use it! We have been using a step ladder to climb into the pool for the last few summers. but as luck… Continue reading A New Deck for Our Pool
Well, we began making some changes in our backyard according to our backyard plan and its beginning to look 100% better! See some new before and after photos below. If you remember (or saw photos of the backyard when we first moved in) the pond area was a mess. We managed to clean it up… Continue reading Backyard Garden Improvements
So, now that we've figured out what we're doing with the front yard, it's time to tackle the backyard (where we spend most of our time during the summer months). With 4 active teenagers and 2 hyper dogs, we need a space that's family-friendly and fun for all ages. I drew out a rough plan to… Continue reading Backyard Landscape Plan
Spring is in the air and I can't wait to get started on some outdoor projects to brighten up our landscape. We're starting with the front yard, since that's what most people see. I had a completely different plan when we first began transplanting shrubs and cleaning up the front landscape. But, as I learned… Continue reading Another Front Yard Landscape Plan
My mom taught me everything I know about flowers and gardening. So, I felt it was necessary to highlight her talents... Here are some of her containers surrounding her pool in the back yard.