Remember when our house looked like this?
And then how it looked like this:
Well, while all that sunken concrete and overgrown Pachysandra may do it for some of you, it didn’t really hit the mark for us. So we finally hired us some landscapers and got our curb appeal on!
It was amazing how much they accomplished in only three days (we had a different contractor replace the limestone steps and take out the iron scrollwork a few weeks earlier–since that post is pressure-treated wood, we were told it has to stay uncovered for a season, but then we plan to paint it or vinyl wrap it) . . .
And to really see the difference, here are some side-by-side comparisons:
Of course, now that it’s been a few weeks and our grass has grown back in, things are really looking better. I wanted a lot of color, and next spring we should be able to see it (we’ve got hydrangeas, lilies, peonies, dogwood, cherry trees, etc. so there should be lots of blooms). It’s not perfect, but it’s at least a step in the right direction.
Mini B gives it her stamp of approval. What do you think?