Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Front Walk Way

I thought I would show you guys the before and after of my front walk way today. This first picture shows the old walkway when you walk up. This is what it has looked like since we moved in in March. We have continued to weed under the bushes in the front area, but we have been slacking on the re mulching since we were trying to save some funds. But enough was enough, we needed to stop looking like the trash house in the neighborhood! Notice the mulch square in the background? What the heck is that? I mean seriously a square of mulch? I have been trying to figure out what to plant in there and couldn't figure out what I wanted to put in there. It is just such an odd spot.

 Look at the gap in the front there? The previous tenants apparently took the bushes out to make a walk through with a stone in there.

Here you can see the weeds growing around the palm tree. Just impossible to keep up with the darn weeds!

 Here is the after of the mulch square. We removed the mulch and added some paving stones. This was an insane project because whoever did the original walkway paid no attention to measurements and they were way off. We left a little mulched area and put a few plants in there. I thought that would give it a nice touch. It really opened it from being a walkway to looking like a nice front patio.

 We planted a few filler plants in the front. We still have a few more to plant to fill it up, but that will have to wait a little while. Juan then dung a nice size trench to separate the mulch from the grassy area. (the dead grass we are weed killing and replanting some new grass seeds, so this is going to take a while to look great.)

 We extended the mulch area to include the palm tree on that side of the house. Now I really need put some plants in that area. But notice the big gap where the previous tenants removed the plants is now filled in. I moved some bushes from the back area to the front to fill it up and space it properly. We even added a few cheap solar lights around the front. We hadn't finished putting the solar lights down when the picture was taken. 
So what do you think? Looks nice, right? Much better than before - that's for sure. We went from being one of the worst houses in the neighborhood to one of the best in just a few days! YAY! I can't wait to be able to finish it. Maybe I can get a nice chairs for the front next year - that would be cool too!


  1. Wow that is really nice!!!!

  2. Wow, your yard looks really nice!

  3. wow, that is a huge difference! we had the same thing, a random square of dirt. DH filled it in with bricks this winter, made it looks so much nicer!

  4. It looks great!!!
    No kidding you didn't have time for your nils this weekend.