I never knew it while we were renting, but my husband is a home improvement freak! He is happiest every weekend if it is spent at Home Depot and then at home absorbed in one home improvement project or another. His latest project has been our yard. Curb appeal was always at the top of his list when we were looking for a home to buy. He said he could not bear coming home to an ugly house every day. It would depress him. Fair enough!
We bought our house, which I think is just beautiful. It had been vacant for nine months, though, so the yard had a very neglected look to it. The first thing my husband decided to tackle was the enormous trees in our front yard obscuring the view of our house and posing a danger to our girls’ rooms to boot. We removed 15 (that’s right, 15!!!!) trees from our front yard. Here is the before and after picture:
Can you see our American flag? That was the flag given to my great grandparents when they became naturalized citizens of the United States! Knowing what my family left behind in Cuba, we are proud Americans!
Anyway, as you can see, that alone made a huge difference. Next, Scott wanted to weed, grade, hedge trim, and put grass seed down. I give you before:
And after a full and very noisy day of work:
It is still a work in progress, but it should look a little more finished once the grass grows in. I am hoping this look isn’t going to offend my guests for Ruth’s birthday party this Saturday! What do you think?