It seems like keeping our little front yard possible has been a challenge. There is not much to it, but since we moved in, we have not done much with it. I debated whether to do a flower garden, vege garden, or do some kind of rock layout.
The main reason I wanted a rock layout was to keep the snow clean during the winter. The children like to play outside in the snow and picking up dirty snow is no fun.
I finally decided to go with a rock layout with flowers in-between. Last Saturday, the entire family got on board, went to Menards and bought plants, rocks, and other gardening materials. Then we set to work to get the front yard/curb looking possible!
So here are photos of the terrible condition it was in before we made changes.
- Lots of weeds and wild growing beans that the kids threw in the ground
- After I removed the weeds and wild plants
And this is a plant we met there when we bought the home. It blooms each spring into a beautiful purple. There is photo of it blooming later in this post.
Here are the after photos from this past Saturday.
Hubby prepping the ground a little
Planting some flowers
Measuring and cutting the garden fabric before laying the rocks.
Laying the rocks
- The kids got involved
- This is the purple plant starting to bloom (mentioned above)
- The finished product with some more beautiful plants on the wall
So we are very pleased with how it turned out, after all. I planted some veges in the back by the kitchen area but I forgot to take photos. They are growing nicely.
So what do you think about the new look?