front yard renovation

Front Yard Renovation – A Blank Slate at Designing Our Front Yard

My husband and I recently completed our front yard renovation! When we first moved into our brand new home, we had so much to do. Our front yard was in rough shape and it required landscaping all around. We didn’t even have a walkway for about 8 months. 😳 Here’s what the front yard looked like when we moved in:

house without landscaping

Jeff thought it would be a good idea to save a few grand and put in the walkway ourselves, given all of the other expenses we were putting into the house. We also wanted to get some plants into the ground before winter came since we moved in in August and baby Greyson was born 5 days later. Jeff dug out the ground for where our walkway would go and planted some shrubs. The ground was unbelievably hard to shovel. I’m not sure if it was because of the huge machines driving over it or what, but it was a huge pain in the butt.

Winter came and it was too cold to put in a walkway, so we figured we would just wait until spring. After realizing we had so much work to do with the front yard, we thought it would be best to have someone else do the walkway. Best decision ever! The masons did a wonderful job and completed the job in a day and a half. We love that the walkway really flows with the front yard and the garden beds.

paver walkway install

Once the walkway went in, we were able to mulch the garden beds. Jeff bought 20 bags of mulch from Lowe’s, which we went through in about 20 minutes. We had to have 4 more yards of mulch delivered which we blew through as well. 🤣 Who knew the front yard would require so much mulch!

mulch garden beds

Thankfully, my mom and father in law were able to come over and help us with the garden beds and weeding the trees by the curb in the front yard. There was just too much work for both of us to do. We still need more mulch for some of the trees in the front and many more plants for our garden beds, but I think it looks so much better than it did when we moved in!

front yard mulch renovation
front yard mulch renovation

Yes, that’s Greyson playing in his playard. That thing is awesome! Here is our finished front yard renovation! We’re just waiting for the grass to grow in a bit where Jeff leveled the walkway to be more flush with the yard and then he will mow the lawn. So happy with all of our hard work and dedication! Hats off to Jeff who worked on the yard at night after he got home from work and ALL DAY each weekend. Such a fabulous husband. Now, we just need some more plants for our garden beds! I was thinking about doing peonies and hydrangeas, but I’m not sure what else. What do you think we should add to our front yard renovation? Let me know!

xo

front yard renovation

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