64+ hours, 70+ plants, 90°+ weather, and one long weekend—I now have a yard I am proud of! My practically-professional-botantist mother came to visit me last weekend and we tackled THIS crazy monster.
Captured a few during pics, including our selection from the nursery (one of everything).
And of course the most rewarding part—the lovely after images!
Though a dramatic improvement, it still takes YEARS before the true after is visible. Plants are so very out of my comfort zone, but I will do my darndest to keep this little investment alive! Well, by little I mean about the price of one of these Coach purses. Thankfully I had a gracious friend that allowed me to borrow tools and take ground cover starters, which cut a lot of costs.
For those of you botany fans, the yard now has range of hydrangeas, salvia, hostas, boxwood, peonies and daylilies. And a plethora of other perennials. But no more yucca plants! I really love the retaining wall that will eventually have sedum bursting forth!
Price Breakdown: Plants $355 // Bricks/Rock $108 // Landscape Fabric $44 // Mulch $30 // Misc $15 // Total $552
Any landscaping ventures that you hope to do? Or fans of this attempt?