This is how I rocked out my urns for Spring this year. It might be on of my favorites so far.
They make me happy every time I walk up to my porch. I love a red, white, and purple flower combo.
We don't have power lines in our neighborhood which is awesome but we do have boxes in some of our yards. Some people have large ones but we only have a small one. I think it's for the phone lines. I had to split up some hostas so I threw a couple of them in front of it. I'm going to do some research to see if and how I can block it completely with something. In the meantime, this will help hide it a bit.
I got a couple of ferns from Lowe's and hung them on the porch. One them is bigger because when I bought them a couple of weeks ago I noticed one was damaged. I took it back to exchange it a week later but they were sold out. By the time they got more in, it was two weeks later and now I have one that's two weeks older than the other. Things like that bother the heck out of me. Every time I drive up to the house, I notice my lopsided ferns. I have issues. I didn't bother tidying up my porch before I took these pics. Isaac ate lunch at the table on Sunday and I haven't moved the chair back. We're friends. You don't care if my pics look perfect, right?
We have grass!! At least some grass. We're pretty stoked. We are going to get some more grass seed this weekend and, hopefully, have a decent-looking yard by the end of Summer. We have very realistic expectations so we aren't counting on things looking fabulous any time soon. I have read that Bermudagrass is the way to go if you have a clay yard so that's what we will be getting.
A close-up of our lush yard. Haha.
And, even closer. Can you tell I'm excited? I go out on our deck to check it out a couple times a day.
You would think I'm Scarlett O'hara surveying my plantation.
We got some rain on Tuesday so the creek was rollin'. I almost took a video so you could hear it. I could spend the whole day out there listening to the water. A couple of weeks ago, it rained so much that we could hear the creek in our yard. That was a first since we moved here a year ago.
Isaac loves poking around in the creek. It should provide a lot of entertainment this Summer.
He and a friend threw on their swim trunks and played in it for 3 1/2 hours on Sunday!
My favorite yard project is probably our little bed that we put around the mailbox. It's not much but it looks a lot better than it did before. I used retaining wall blocks from Lowe's to make a border then planted some of the hostas that I needed to split up. I threw in some annuals to fill in but next year, I will split some more hostas and the entire area will just be those.
This is what we were working with before. Hideous. I had Nate carefully dig out the grass for the new bed so that we could use it to fill in where the plants were. We still need to hit it with some grass seed because we didn't quite have enough sod to cover everything. I still can't get over how gigantic our mailbox is. We will replace it in the Fall. I always said that I was going to wait until we replaced the mailbox to plant anything around it but I couldn't wait any longer.
So that's what our yard is looking like these days. Nothing spectacular but even little things like getting some plants in the urns and sprucing up our mailbox has increased our curb appeal a ton. And more importantly, it makes us happy when we come home and see our little touches.
Have you been doing any yardwork lately? Do you like working in the yard or is it just a means to an end? I used to hate it but I'm actually enjoying it this year.