We had a great weekend that included dinner with friends, a golf tournament, a bachelorette party and the best: a chainsaw!
I couldn’t stand this over-grown red tip photinia that had taken on a life of its own in our front yard. Last year it wasn’t so bad so we left it when we took out the tree and old bushes when we moved in. The bush looks okay from the front but had gotten very straggly and limby (if that’s even a word) in the back. I was ready to get it out!
My parents were in town this weekend so we did a little heave-ho with their amazing chainsaw! Ten minutes and several cuts later, our front yard opened up and looked so much bigger! The scariest part of this process? Conner wasn’t home when this happened. Luckily he loved it as soon as he pulled into the driveway but you never know the reaction my projects I envision will get!
Side note: that ugly utility box? We have the utilities for our house plus two others in our front yard. This summer we plan on making a wall of plants around those utility meters to make it a lot prettier!
My parents had to leave shortly after the front yard was done but they left their chainsaw for more demolition! This is a corner of our backyard, in front of our shed. The previous owners planted some pretty great flowers and plants but you couldn’t see them anymore because this monstrosity of a cypress bush had taken over!
Less than four minutes after Conner had the chainsaw running, the huge plant was gone! I was so excited and even better than that, Conner was too. He had put off this project because he thought it would look weird but loved the way it turned out. Conner’s mom had given us the garden cart last year and I knew this would be the perfect spot for it! We found extra mulch in the shed and it created the perfect bed for the cart and newly seen plants.
Next on the agenda is water-proofing and weather-proofing the cart then filling it to the gills with pretty flowers! I can’t wait to play with colors and textures in this cart each season. I already see hay bales and pumpkins filling it up in the fall.