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front yard landscaping: one year later

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 22, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Lauren last modified May 21, 2013

It’s been nearly a year since our front yard project was completed. For the most part, it’s thrived (we did lose a few of the red flowering currants) but I had no idea just how much until I went back and looked at that reveal blog post. For example, last year… …and this year! I’m still a little in awe that the plants are alive and doing so well (but that’s why we left the job to the pros, right?). [...]




 

 

It’s been nearly a year since our front yard project was completed. For the most part, it’s thrived (we did lose a few of the red flowering currants) but I had no idea just how much until I went back and looked at that reveal blog post.

For example, last year…

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…and this year!

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I’m still a little in awe that the plants are alive and doing so well (but that’s why we left the job to the pros, right?). We were elated with how it looked a year ago but it’s so much better now. I especially can’t get over the lavender in the planting strip. (The planting strip that was, y’know…paved in concrete when we bought the house.)

Ok, let’s do a few more…

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It’s growing, it’s growing! (By the way, we purchased and planted the red Japanese Maple last month.)

Ok, one more set…

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Boom!

We watered throughout last summer (June-September) and then let Mother Nature do her thing. (One of the perks of living in the PNW, for sure.) Kyle’s done a little weeding, but nothing that required too much effort.

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The ground cover is really starting to fill in between the pavers!

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I was skeptical that we’d be able to do much with the narrow strip of dirt between the driveway and north side of the house. But, hello Lenten Rose and Sorrel. You look pretty amazing. Mark, our landscape architect, designed the plantings so that different things would be in bloom at different times. The roses bloomed a month or two ago and it was such a pleasant surprise since it was still rather wintry out.

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The gas meter and bollard (so we don’t drive into it?) are slowly being shrouded in plant life. Yeeeessss.

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Blue Star Creepin’.

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One of my favorite areas is actually the south side yard. It’s turning into a lush little forest and I love it.

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We’re really happy with the work that our friend Mark Garff (The Watershed Company) and JP Landscape Services did in the front yard and can’t wait for the big backyard transformation. I’ve been having visions of Adirondack chairs and a pitcher of Sangria. Come summer, come!


 

 

 
 
 

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