I don’t speak restaurant. I’m talking about the front of my house.
There used to be a lawn the size of a postage stamp and in order to cut it I’d either have to walk around the block with my lawn mower or take it through the house.
I wasn’t keen on either and since there wasn’t actually any grass growing there but mostly weeds, I decided to remove it all and start afresh with gravel like at our old house.
To the right you can see the pile of what used to constitute the lawn and to the left are those wretched pink stones which I hate. Good news on those though, I put an ad in Blocket (our Craigslist) and by the time you read this they will be gone. Yihaa!
Another thing that will soon be gone is this “evergreen”. Lovely name for a not so lovely and very prickly tree which we brush against when entering our house. Ouch! I’ve trimmed it already but it will all have to go because I’m extending the door step to the end of my house and in this photo I already removed the weeds (plants if you like that kind of thing) closest to the house. That white roll is the membrane which will keep the weeds out of my gravel later on and those black pipes will replace that sad looking contraption at he back there to lead the rain water away from the house. Oh, I will absolutely be keeping the hostas there at the front.
Another thing I will definitely be keeping are the HUGE Anemones (huge compared to the tiny ones I had at the old house). I have them on both sides of the front door. I will also be keeping the glossy Asarums. They will both be peeking out straight through the gravel.
This wasn’t supposed to be a DIY job. I had every intention to have the guy who helped me prune the trees come do it all for me (because I have one zillion other projects to attend to) but he’s not answering his phone and I can’t stand the weeds everywhere so I’ll DIM (Do It Myself) after all. This way it will definitly get done this summer and something elso on my loooooooooong list simply won't. Curb appeal is important!