So my to do list for my business, household, house projects, and just life never seems to end. I’m trying to just get things done instead of waiting to have the perfect plan to get things done… cause in reality… things never work out like we plan them anyways right?! And DONE is better than NOT! So we are learning to do things in phases. Sometimes that means things look a little ugly before they get prettier BUT the important part is they eventually GET DONE!
Our front garden area was always a project we knew we would have to tackle one day but we just didn’t know when and it really wasn’t a priority. Well, over the past few months we have been praying about the path God wanted us to take and a calling for us to possibly move. This would mean of course, selling our house. THAT would mean A LOT of things but we knew that it for sure meant we needed to work on our curb appeal in case that was the direction we felt like God wanted us to go. So we got to work!
This is a picture of the front garden as it has grown over the past year and a half or so that we have lived here…obviously we neglected it and it grew!
So first thing I did was trim what we already had in place and it looked better BUT neither of us was really happy with that as the final product. And with my HH (Handsome Hubby) being a realtor… I knew for sure it wasn’t gonna fly like that if we ended up selling and moving. What do you think……(picture below)? 😀
So we decided to dig everything up. Some of the plants we decided to relocate… others we gave away or just tossed. You know no one wants those annoying painful sticker plants anyhow! It always seems we wait til it is warmish or hot to do outdoor projects! One year we will have to do these when it is cooler out! Either way phase 1 of clean up and dig up was under way! We had some leftover pavers from the patio we put in on the side of our carport (post coming soon) and I wanted to use them in the front somewhere. I tried them out for a path way but decided to do something else with them that I’ll be posting about later! So stay tuned!
Our dog, Lagniappe (pronounced Lan – Yap), offered to help us dig! 😀 It is one of his specialties! After we dug up the plants we added some dirt to the beds to fill them out some! Then we tilled it to mix up the new/old dirt. My great Father in Law helped us with that! 😀
Phase 1 done! Here is a list of all that we did! It was a lot of work but the end result will be worth it!
cleaned up old bed
trimmed old plants
dug up old plants
relocated old plants
added dirt to beds (we did the left side of the house too!)
tilled the beds
Now we are ready to figure out the shape we want and plants we want! Phase 2 post coming soon!
Do you like to garden? What is your favorite plant?
Share your garden adventures in a comment below!
Jeremiah 29:5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;