This year we've finally made some big changes to the front landscaping. When we built our front steps, posted here, we took out four bushes flanking the front door. But we still had five overgrown/outdated shrubs remaining.
With just a morning, a chain, and the tow hitch on our trusty mini-van, they were out. Admittedly, it may have been faster if we hired someone else to do it, or at least rented a bobcat. But the persistent and sweat equity saved a bunch of money.
|A new blank landscaping slate.|
Before we had overgrown bushes and a grass bed. We removed the bushes and grass and created a flower bed closet to the house. We also planted a few new rhododendron, since we have them in other areas of our yard, you can see them here. The result is a cleaner more contemporary look.
|New arbor vitae|
We purchased a small trailer from some friends last winter and it came in handy transporting all the brush to the town drop-off site and purchasing a load of mulch. It was much more economical to purchase the mulch by the yard than the individual bags from the home improvement store. A trailer full was only $12.
What improvements have you made?