A couple weeks ago, I finally made the time to clean up the front yard. There were weeds that needed pulling, leftover leaves that needed raking, flowers and bushes that needed trimming, and flowers that needed planting. I accomplished it all within my goal of a week, except for applying the icing on the cake- the mulch.
On Saturday, my mom and I picked up a yard of mulch at the local garden store. We spent three hours mulching the front yard and all its various gardens and bushes. When we were finally finished, I was so incredibly proud of how I transformed this space since we moved in almost two years ago, and super grateful for my mom who assisted in the manual labor.
I am not sure if my yard looks impressive to anyone but me, and that's ok. When we first bought our house two Septembers ago, the front was a complete wreck, overgrown with weeds, and filled with unattractive plants. I spent around 30 hours last spring cleaning everything up, but since it was the first year for my plants and flowers, the garden never looked that impressive. This year, all of my perennial flowers in my big garden are full, beautiful, and thriving, and every time I look at them I am bursting with happiness. Of course there are always improvements and changes to make, as everything is constantly a work in progress. But, today, I finally feel like all of my hard work has finally paid off.
Next week, I am planning a before and after post of my front yard, to show the horrifying conditions I had to work with to get the outside looking the way it does today. I just found the before photos a few days ago and cannot believe how far our little yard has come in just over a year. I am excited to share!