Here is where we were last week -
And here's what it looks like now -
Three new bushes and lots of mulch. And the area looks pretty good. I'm still not sure if those huge evergreens can stay. It's hard to tell in the pictures, but they aren't in great shape. And they have grown like crazy since we moved in (we try to keep them trimmed but they have just gotten huge). In case you don't know what it looked like when we moved in nearly seven years ago -
It was a mess. Ok that huge round bush was crazy! And ugly. It had to go. Along with a few other half-dead bushes. We also cleaned out the ivy, and redesigned the shape of the bed (notice that sliver of grass in front? I wasn't a fan. So, I changed the whole thing.).
I think they look great with the boxwoods that I planted last year. And they should get a little taller over time. I am really excited to check this area off my to do list. It was looking very empty!
Now that the front yard is finished (for this year), it's time to move on to the backyard.
P.S. I was very surprised to find out that I was nominated for the Circle Of Moms top mom blogger contest. Very very surprised. And if you want to vote for me, just click the button on my sidebar. I would love to make the top 25! That would be amazing. Thanks in advance! (and you can vote once a day...)