I have been dying to share a project with you guys, and it's actually not even complete. We are maybe 1/3 of the way there, but it's just so pretty I couldn't help it. Like many of the other outdoor projects we've taken on, my parents helped BIG TIME with this one. Let's just say, they know how to clear out an overgrown jungle like it's nobody's business. We first learned of their capabilities when we bought the house...eeek!
This time we aimed those awesome taming skills at our unkempt jungle surrounding our corner lot. I forgot to take "before" pictures of all the whole jungle, so I here are a few of the untouched areas. Just imagine this surrounding our whole property.
We knew our property line was somewhere in the the middle of that whole mess...we just didn't know how much of it was ours. We could never find the middle marker, but we finally came across it on my parent's last visit. And it turns out, most of this hilly disaster was ours. Yay...we had more land than we thought, but holy moly, did we have our work cut out for us. :-/
Thankfully, my parents have more energy than any twenty-something I know, and they tackled that hill and all the poison ivy it could offer up! After a few days, we could see dirt...and a couple cute rock walls, and some ivy ground cover.
And would they stop there?! Of course not! We decided this would be a good idea...
Holy mulch pile!! The next morning, we spent the first half of the day spreading this over the newly cleared areas. The difference fresh mulch makes is amazing...plus, we are hoping it'll keep some of those weeds from popping back up at full speed.
We still have a heck of a ways to go, but the difference in our yard from where we started is incredible! And the amazing memories we have of transforming our home with our family can't be beat. :)
Anyone else take on a unruly landscape lately?!