Monday, March 26, 2012

Front Garden Make-Over Volume 9

We started the renovations to our Front Garden in January. One of the items on our work order was clearly defined beds along the front of the house. The old beds were moved forward to allow for a weeding path at the back of the bed.

Our old front garden had curved beds along the front of the house that were smaller than three feet wide in some areas. The new beds are very roomy and have a straight boundary. We also wanted to make our front porch seem larger, so we created two small patios on either side. The photos that follow show how the foundation plantings have changed, since January.
This photo was taken back in January of the area that will become a weeding path.


Over the weekend, my muscle man put in the metal edging. Then the weed block went down on top of the soil.

Next, he placed the pavers down and then filled in the pathway with gravel.

This is my new weeding pathway today.

This is the view from the front door side of the weeding path. The weed block is down.

Next, the pavers are placed on top of the weed block.

Here is how this area looks today. As you can see we now have a bench on the small patio near the front door.



Here is this area back in January.
 
This is how the patio looks today.

This is how the corner of this bed looked during construction.

Now, the bed is transformed.

This photo was taken in February.

Here we are with the same view today.

Here is my last post on this topic: Front Garden Make-Over Volume 8

4 comments:

  1. What a great job! This is so neat and beautiful! I keep your ideas for the future. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing such nice ideas! 8)

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  2. WOW! Looks so clean and neat. Love those paver stepping stones.

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  3. It looks wonderful! It also looks like a lot of hard work went into it. How great that it's completed for you to enjoy this Spring!

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  4. What a transformation! It looks fabulous! I absolutely love that patio area with the bench. So welcoming, and I bet it'll get a lot of use.

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