I’ve mentioned before what a hot mess my yard looked like when we moved into this home a little over a year ago. Overgrown bushes turned into trees, random debris and rabid rose bushes throughout the yard are just a few of the major infractions, that I’m surprised weren’t cited by the HOA.
The fall we moved in I shared with you here the first stage of the front yard makeover. I knew we would eventually get to the back and side of the house, that time has finally come nearly a year and a half later….but who’s counting.The bushes on the side of the house were never trimmed so they grew so tall that they started to intertwine with one another. The large “tree” on the left hand side blocking my laundry room window was only intended to be half that size if it was properly pruned.
We are blessed to have a family member do our yard work so I get to get out there and supervise which is what I did on that nice Wednesday we had last week. I am ready to work on our Spring landscape and we have a ton of work to do. Slow and steady they say.
These were rose bushes. I don’t know a ton about growing roses but I gather that they have to be aggressively pruned or they will take over…like these did. However they were beautiful when they bloomed so I am sure I will be putting more where these were removed.
I was so happy to start seeing the house shining through once the bush “trees” were taken down
My garden will find its home here. I’ve been watching the past few days and the area gets a consistent amount of sunlight.
I think I am most happy about being able to see out of my laundry room window.
I’ll be back next week with more progress as we clear out the space. The stumps from the bushes have to be grinded to give
me us a clean slate to start with regarding whatever is going there cause we’re not really sure at this point other than the garden.
This is what we are starting with in the back. Big changes coming.
Have you started on your garden or Spring landscape?