Thursday, May 14, 2009


We finally got some sod in this past weekend! It's a special super breed of grass that re-grows itself, doesn't need a ton of water and I think it has an awesome dark green color!

While we still have stuff to do on the outside of our house, I figured this would be a good time to show you some before and after photos.

And just in case you didn't see how bad it was before here are a couple close ups
Front door:

Overgrown bushes

Back Yard Before:

Here is the "grass" that was in the back yard when we moved in:

There were TONS of little trees growing EVERYWHERE. This is how many little trees we cut out. This does NOT include all the front bushes.

We cut out the little trees and trimmed the big ones. There were two huge pine trees in the back yard killing each other and everything under it so we cut one of those out. We cut out smaller pine trees from beside the front deck and one in the back yard. We tore out all the bushes in the front yard.
This is obviously before sod and the bricks need straightened but here is what we did in their place:

We killed the entire back yard and tore out the plants/landscaping they had going on there. There was some rocks with plants up against the back of the house that was crawling with HUGE spiders and centipedes. Since the yard was so overgrown we also have a snake problem.

Um, IDK what else we've done. Essentially we tore everything out and cleaned it up.

We still have to put a new roof on, fix the old shed, put the flagstone path back in going into the back yard and put up some type of fencing where we tore out the front part. There's probably more to do too....

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