Whew, I'm back! Things have finally slowed down around here and we're starting on projects that have been on the to-do list for awhile. Last weekend was a doozy. We started on a not-so-fun project that involved 20 tons of dirt, numerous trucks and trailers, a tractor, and a lot of sweat and hard work. The area around our house was sloped toward the foundation, so when it rained, the water ran toward our house instead of away. Not good. We had to add several feet of dirt around our house which meant taking out all the existing landscaping. This was a hard pill for me to swallow. I have a difficult time parting with perfectly healthy plants and shrubs, especially when new ones are a little pricey!
I'm very thankful that my sister-in-law is a landscape designer and designed a custom plan for us. We would have been lost without her expertise. Thanks, Kylea! I'm also thankful for my husband's family and all the help they provided. We couldn't have done it without them.
Here's the before:
We still have a lot of work left!
I'll post an after shot once we have everything planted.
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