Before and After of Side Yard from Back
Before and After of Side Yard Front
Look, folks-I’m all about the outdoors and greenery, but if you fear coming face-to-face with a velociraptor or some other prehistoric predator in your own backyard, then it might be time to make a change.
WEEDS, DEAD TREES, DISEASED SHRUBS
If I had to name every single thing that we have pulled, clipped, or hauled away in our new backyard, we would be here all day-maybe all week. I will try to summarize. For two weeks straight, Adam, his parents, and I worked on our jungle of a backyard. We could have NEVER accomplished the amount that we did without their help.
Five to six trailer loads of brush and branches were hauled 45 minutes away to a burn site, and we could have kept going. Trees and rhododendrons that were touching the house were clipped back, diseased shrubs removed, countless weeds were pulled.
The amount of items that we found in the yard buried under bushes and brush is astonishing. We have two milk crates full of extension cords alone. We threw away (what seemed like) enough wire to reach the Pacific, old outdoor lighting, metal toys, wine bottles, flower pots, yard decorations, and a wishing well that was rotting away.
“WHO KNEW THERE WAS A YARD UNDER THERE”
This just in-we have a side yard. Adam and his father trimmed back the pine tree, which was inches from touching both our house and the neighbor’s house. Eventually the entire thing will need to be removed, but for now, I’ll take it! They cleared weeds the size of elephants, and my mother-in-law and I spent several hours pulling the remaining vines out of the ground. We will plant grass and have a nice flat area to enjoy next spring.
MOSQUITO HEAVEN WATER FEATURE
Sometimes water features are nice. This particular water feature was not our taste, so we removed it and used the rocks to line the deck area.
We power washed the deck and my mother-in-law stain/painted it with “pewter” water sealing, tinted stain. Power washing is fun and satisfying.
Some Additional Pictures of the “before” of the yard
Husband Strapped to a Tree with a Chain Saw
Goodbye Wishing Well
Hello Weed Wacker
The Yard- A work in progress