When we bought this lovely little home, we inherited an insanely rundown property. As much as the hubby wanted to tackle the landscaping as soon as we had the keys in our hands, I made him wait. I wanted the inside of this crazy house in a mangeable state before he started doing work outside. We improved our backyard quite a bit but the front has been looking pretty cruddy. Now that hurricane season is approaching again, it is time to get the trees under control and plant new landscaping before it gets too hot.
This is what it looked like when we moved in.
We had our wild orchid tree and the living oak trimmed down a bit to help avoid any major damage to the house in the event of a hurricane. We did not do this ourselves. Big trees and short, klutzy homeowners would not end well. We know our limitations.
Painting the exterior has been pushed to the wayside a bit but as you can see, the brick is no longer brick colored! We have that crazy house that is painted in various stages. I’m sure our neighbors love us right now 😉 Please don’t judge the half painted house – I’m just keeping it real.
Hopefully be able to show you our completely stripped down front lawn after this weekend. We will start to slowly plant new stuff in the coming weeks and I will try to keep track of that progress….as slow as it may go. I know our neighbors are excited that they will no longer be living next to “that house” on the block. And to be honest, I am excited to no longer be living in it!
PS – Thank you for your support on my goals for this blog. All the comments meant a lot to me.