So Lance got up this morning and decided he was going to do some work in our yard to help fertilize and get things ready for the "lush" green lawn he and our neighbors have been discussing. I decided that since he was going to Home Depot that we should go ahead and get some of the other things we were needing to complete the tasks I had wanted to do to our flower bed. WELL.... that said I wanted to take out the disgusting little holly bushes the builder had planted that Lance and I both hated, add some new bushes, and new mulch through out. Plus some new flowers for my big cement pots. My sweet husband agreed and then spent the entire day working himself to death in our front yard with me.
Picture of the whole front redone from the street.
Closer shot from the driveway. You can see the boarder that Lance and I put in to help keep the grass out of the flower beds and make it easier for him to edge that area when he mows.
Side of the flower bed on the side of the house. Here is where we pulled out the holly bushes that never became much of anything and put in some new bushes, with some flowers in the pot and new mulch.
The other side of the flower bed that we put flowers in the other pot and new mulch. We also had to pullout all the weeds, take care of the couple of ant mounds we did not know we had acquired, and tend the soil.
Needless to say we were busy but, it does add so much appeal from the curb side. Not to mention that it is really nice to pull up to the house now and see our hard work. Lance fertilized after we finished all the flower bed activities. I do have to say that my husband is a trooper and did not get mad when I had to giggle when he fell while digging with the shovel. I will say it was hilarious when he fell back and then stated I thought you were going to support me... you promised in our wedding vows. My response "I do support you in everything you do but how was I supposed to support you when you fall when I am standing in front of you?" But to make it even better we were hauling the huge trash can full of LARGE rocks (from our flower bed) to empty it and he fell over a rock while walking backwards pulling the dolly with the extremely heavy trash can on it. The funny part was I was trying to grab the huge boulders and catch them between me and the dolly so they would not fall on him. All I could do at that point was laugh... and try to help him empty it. We were so tired at that point it was laugh or cry. We are sore, tired, and got a little sun.... but it was all worth it to see our beautiful yard now. Hopefully my husbands back end will feel better and is just bruised from his fall. Got to love a man who will work all day in the yard to make you happy and let you giggle when he falls, and then blog about it.