This week, as you know, is the Point of View party. What you might not know is that the theme is Outdoors. I decided that I would dedicate this whole week to showing you what projects I have going on outside my house.
I haven't really ever shown my yard on this blog. My husband and I have been hard at work the last couple of summers getting a lot of things done, but we have done a ton the last couple of weeks especially. Here is what we started with: (no yard. no sprinklers. no flower beds. Just dirt....and weeds.)
The porch is huge now, and is perfect for a little bike riding in the back, or coloring with chalk, or just simply sitting around eating BBQ and enjoying company. It still needs some fun touches to make it welcoming though.
The next thing we did was install sprinklers. My husband decided to save some money and do them himself. (He's so handy) We had to decide what our yard was going to look like. Things like where our garden would go, how many flower beds, how big we wanted our shed and where it would go, if we would have a play area for the kids...etc.... It was a long list and we had to know exactly how big we wanted it to be. I don't know if you know this or not, but that can be dang hard. Luckily, we figured it out and are really happy with the way it all turned out.
After the sprinklers were installed and ready to go, we flattened everything out, brought in a truckload of top soil, flattened it out all over the yard, and planted our grass seed.
After the grass was planted and had grown, we decided to add curbing around the flower beds. This is how it sat until a few months ago. The flower beds were overgrown with weeds and we hadn't put the garden boxes in yet.