Curb Appeal – Before and After!

Curb Appeal – Before and After!

Hey, Everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend and a Happy Father’s Day!

I’m excited today to finally show you all the ‘after’ pics from our big landscaping project I posted about here.  I love a good ‘Before and After’ so, here it is! Our ugly duckling has become a lovely swan!

Let’s start with a few unfortunate ‘Before’ pics, shall we?

UGLY

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REALLY UGLY

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THIS IS JUST EMBARRASSING…

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Enough Already!  Let’s move on to the pretty stuff!

TA-DA!!

 

The crumbling brick and slate walk way has been replaced with granite and blue stone.  Better, right?

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The giant, half-dead shrubs are gone, baby, gone and in their place are a few small trees and lots of boxwoods.  I do love a boxwood.

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To be honest, I shouldn’t call these the ‘after’ pics because we’re really not done yet.  The landscaping plan calls for lots of flowerings plants and shrubs like hydrangea and knock-out roses.  We’ll get to those next spring (once the wallet recovers from this little project!).

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Next is a new front door (being ordered this week) since the one we have is falling apart.  I’ll post pics once we have it installed.

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We incorporated three urns and, I have to say, I really love them.  It’ll be fun to change them out season to season, although I have no idea what I’ll be planting in them.  I know a few of you are amazing gardeners so I’ll definitely be looking for help!

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I’m not in love with the granite that surrounds the front door so that may change at some point (and by ‘some point’ I mean I have no idea when or if this will ever happen:)

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Well folks, that’s the excitement around here!  I have to say I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out.  The front of the house had been an eye sore for a long time.  It’s nice to be able to drive up and not be horrified by all the u-g-l-y.

She’s finally pretty, our little swan.

Hope you’re all having a great day!  If you liked today’s post, please share it on FB! Thanks!

 

10 thoughts on “Curb Appeal – Before and After!

  1. A client was driving with me in the car today and pointed specifically to your yard and said, “wow – now that is a beautiful yard.” :)

  2. Well done!! Love it! Bloglovin’ still not coming through for me, so I signed up direct to my inbox. Thanks for all the tips u sent. I will post this on my FB today!!

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