For those of you who have been following my blog, you know we recently purchased a house that needs some TLC. I have already shown some photos of upcoming yard projects. Here is an update on one that is nearly completed--the flower bed between the front porch steps and the house.
|Before--just a slope of hard packed dirt|
|In progress--I dug out rocks from another part of the yard that were inexplicably just left in the grass to mow around for the last 17 years|
|In progress--my son enjoyed this project because I unearthed a lot of worms. He's 9.|
|After--a retaining wall I made with the rocks to keep the whole thing from washing away. I added a lot of compost to improve the soil. I hauled the extra dirt away to fill washed out trenches in another part of the yard.|
|After--one little lonely dwarf Alberta spruce planted for now. I have another to put on the other side of the steps when I get that dug up. I will plant some flowers next spring--or possibly put in some pansies soon.|