Over the summer, our big project was to tackle the landscaping of the entire yard. The builder gave us the bare bones, but it wasn’t very pretty or useable. Ryan works in construction so he was excited to bring in a mini excavator and wreck some havoc in the yard! To recap our adventures, we extended our back patio an additional 400 square feet, added a boat load of plants and trees, spread fresh barkdust, made a pretty rock creek for better drainage, added a rock path from the patio to the grass, and finished off the makeover with some new grass! Take a look at the before and after pictures below.
Not sure why we had neon green grass before? Thank you JB Instant Lawn for the upgraded look =)
The extended patio is my favorite improvement. We went from a dinky 8×8 fairly unusable patio to a great outdoor space for entertaining!
The patio set and cushions were purchased from Cost Plus World Market and are working out perfectly for our new outdoor space.
This before and after is shocking to me… the added trees and shrubs are great for privacy from the surrounding houses
The of course we have, “the hill”. It was a baren wasteland before, and is now full of flowers and plants!
There you have it, the recap of how the majority of our weekends were spent over the summer. It was a big project, but we couldn’t be happier with the finished result. Our families were a big help and we couldn’t have done it without them! Also a big thanks to Chuck Mangum for the landscape design and plants, we love it all!
We are looking forward to next summer when we can spend time outside enjoying our new entertaining space with friends and family =)