6.30.2009

The Yard: After...well kind of!

So in the delay from my last post, we had a rain storm and then a week of sun. I'm not complaining, but our lawn is totally dead! So, although the yard looks a thousand times better, it isn't necessarily a green oasis!

The biggest improvement? Our new patio and raised beds! We've gone from this


to this!


And this...


to this!


I love the patio so much...it is such a great place to sit and have dinner or drinks with friends. We re-used the pavers from the old path, so it was really inexpensive! To add a little texture and life, we made a rock and succulent garden under the ridge of the house


We've continued the rock motif on the other side of the patio too. We have some more succulents to plant here too...it acts as a great barrier keeping the gravel from the path from spilling onto the patio.


Of course, we still need an umbrella, seat cushions and some bright accessories, but on our budget, it is a HUGE improvement.

The rest of the yard is a little dry, but we've created a great blank slate with cut beds and an enhanced moss filled front path



We have a bit more to save and then its off to the nursery to fill the yard up with some green!

3 comments:

heather said...

I love those raised beds and the rock garden and that patio! I dream of the day when my yard is as organized as that - it really looks beautiful. :)

maria stone said...

well maintained outdoor and gardens.

MARIA

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Red Lipstick Style said...

Gorgeous! Very, Very well-maintained!

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