Monday, May 22, 2006

New Landscaping Coming Soon!

This is the front entrance to our house. Not too fancy! We added on to the house last year, so this summer we hope to finish up by getting a real walkway and a real step to the entry (although the plywood ramp certainly has had its moments!)

I wanted to post a "before" photo here so that as progress is made I can document what we are doing and share the results. We have a meeting with our landscape company on Thursday for (what I hope is) the final meeting before the project can begin. Of course they are scheduling projects about 6 weeks out so our work most likely won't begin until July 1, but it shouldn't take too long once it starts.

We are looking at a cobblestone-looking paver for the walkway, a small area for some chairs and small table, and a variety of shade-loving plants to dress it all up. A year ago we had a pro give us recommendations of what would work in that area since it is so sheltered and gets such little direct sunlight. I will be doing the planting myself (which ought to be fun, I'm really not much of a gardener) and hopefully it will all be beautiful when we are done! No matter what it will be better than what we have now.

Check back for updates!!

1 comment:

Calandria said...

I look forward to the updates! We have all woodland plantings in front of our house because we had several large oak trees--it was total shade. Now that four have succumbed to oak wilt, we have too much sun for what is planted there. I hope the hostas survive.