Monday, April 21, 2014

Finished: Front Yard!


I don't tend to write about a lot of "afters" in my life; I'm much more motivated to use this blog as a planning space. But I figured I should share our finished front yard!

We asked three different landscapers to come up with designs and estimates. We mainly got recommendations from neighbors whose yards we like. The first landscaper charged us to create the design; the second and third did not. The estimates varied widely, and we ended up liking a design in the lower-middle range of the three estimates.

Matt and I wanted a low-maintenance, drought-resistant front yard. I also wanted space to garden. I love, love, love how there's automatic watering for the plants around the yard (drip) and the vegetables/fruits in the garden beds (spray). Maintenance should be incredibly easy. It should only involve cutting a couple things down to the ground each winter (no mowing!).

In the end, we are very happy with the final product. Henry loves running on the straight line that cuts across the yard. I love how organized and calm everything feels now that it no longer looks like a construction zone.



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7 comments:

Kristy said...

Wow! That looks fantastic!

CB said...

Looks great, I love seeing examples of low maintenance yet beautiful yards.

When do we get a house tour?

Sara E. Cotner said...

Ha, ha! It's been eight months already, CB! I will post photos soon-ish. Thanks for the push!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Ha, ha! It's been eight months already, CB! I will post photos soon-ish. Thanks for the push!

Shawn said...

Wow! That looks great!! You're right - so calming. Can't wait to see the fresh food you grow.

Jillian Alcaro said...

That looks amazing!

Anthropolochic said...

It looks amazing. So cool. I love the vibe. Very orderly. Very purposed.

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