Our "yard" on MV has been used as a parking spot for the past several years and I hate to say that because of it we have been really lax about sprucing up the gardens.
This spring after "clarification" with property lines (long story for off the blog discussion) the fam and I decided that this was the year to bring our tiny yard back to its former glory!
Note the patchy grass and random walkway with overgrown plants...
So with the challenge in place, this girl decided that if Holmes on Homes on HGTV can do it than so can't she! I set off to Home Depot with a list, a sketch (thanks to my architect bro-in-law) and an attitude of no fear! (foolish girl!!!)
In under 2 hours, the 2 of us managed to:
- Unload car of landscaping material
- Refill with a large amount of junk wood/yard waste etc...
- Find the town dump
- Finagle 2 dump runs (Huzzah for a house free of old cottage crap!)
- Annnnd make it out to the nursery and back for plants !!!
We even called TQ to toot our own horns! (he was impressed but I am pretty sure mocking us at the same time!) Whatever we ROCK !!
Back at the cottage we devised our game plan. Sis went off to get more yard waste bags and I started shoveling!
After many hours of digging, weeding, transplanting and redoing (yard design is yard!) and picking up reinforcements (THANK YOU STEPH!) We had the below picture to show for our 1st day of work!
Day 2 started with much needed coffee, a realization that yard work is an AMAZING full body workout and that the next few hours would be spent leveling flag stone and attempting to plant grass (my next thought was ... "Is it too early for beer?")
We used our caffeine jolt and within 2 1/2 hours (yeah I wrote that!!) managed to have completed the impossible.....
|Perfect fries with an avocado & spicy salsa burger!|
I couldn't have asked for better weather or better ladies to help me turn that yard from an eyesore to a day dream! Thank you ladies soooo much!
|View from the ferry leaving on Sunday... bittersweet but I will be back!|
What major weekend DIY project did you tackle this weekend or have planned for the upcoming weekend?!