Sunday, July 18, 2010

We Have a Lawn..and some Trees too!

So, Brian and I were told to meet the landscaping folks between 8:30-9 AM if we wanted to have input on where our trees were placed. My main concern was that I didn't want trees planted directly in front of our front door, like many of the other homes. Upon arriving at the house at 9 AM, we noticed that several of our trees were already in place, and not exactly where we wanted them. According to Brian, I jumped out of our car before it was fully parked and dashed across the mud to start speaking with the landscapers.

I spent the next half hour or so showing the landscapers where I wanted 2 of the trees they had already planted moved to, and dragged a 4 foot long wooden post through the mud to outline the shape of the landscaping plan that we wanted.

I placed each of the shrubs and trees where we wanted them, and then the sodding began.

Here's a photo of our front lawn and landscaping after it was mulched and the sod laid.

Here's another photo of the front landscaping. We have some holly bushes, azaleas, some spider plants, some crawling junipers, some flowering plants, and a flowering tree.

Here's another close-up.

Brian wanted me to capture the view from the walking path. I'll need to put another azalea to the left of the walk way.

You can see the planting around our lamp post here.

Here's a more detailed photo of the flowering tree on our front lawn.

We have a backyard now too! It seems much larger now that the sod has been put in. We have 6 trees along the perimeter of our backyard. Look how tiny Brian looks in our big backyard!

Here's another view of some of the trees in our backyard. Looks like Brian will have to get the lawn mower out soon!

You can see the back of our home with the sod and the deck in this photo.

Last, is a photo of the left side of our house. We have 2 trees on each side of our house.

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