I've shown a ton of photos on this blog of the inside of my home but up until this point have neglected the front yard- and you're about to see why. It isn't pretty. Our front yard area is huge as we live on a farm and there is a really long gravel driveway that goes from the road through a wooded area and then past our house and down to our neighbors/ in-laws houses that live on the same property as my husband and I. It's private enough that I don't worry too much about curb appeal since no one comes back to our place unless they are coming to visit us or delivering mail. It is however, embarrassing enough when people visit us that I've decided this is the year I'm going to try to make it pretty.
In the past 3 years we've lived here I have made little vegetable gardens and tried to plant flowers and other shrubs. Some worked some failed miserably. I think at this point I have learned enough from my trial and error that I should be able to have some success this year. I'm working on a plan on these cold winter days and come spring time I should be ready to go. I'd like to have things pretty much completed before the baby comes in August.
Here is the current state of the garden:
What do you think? It all seems like a ton of work but if I work on things bit by bit every weekend once the weather starts to warm up it should look really nice by August.
Do you have any suggestions for me? Paint colors for the front door? Flowers and shrubs to plant?
We are zone 7b in the Pacific Northwest.
I'll keep you updated on my progress!