Thursday, August 5, 2010

My front yard..

For weeks Romeo and I have been working on our new home from landscaping to painting to picking out furniture. I will get to those pictures in another blog but, first "My beloved yard"... As I mentioned before in my other blog we had no landscaping, all the trees were out of shape and obstructing the view of the house. After we "chopped off the tree" as the neighbor puts it, we started removing grass for the front flower bed and all while making some curves with a SHOVEL..

My nephew Clay pitched in and helped he was great! He always does what is asked and never complains!..We are lucky to have him in our lives. Thank you Clay!!

Did I mention it was 100+ degrees?

By this time, with all the brush at the curb, and half done landscaping the neighbors were giving us "THE LOOK" you know the look... "What have you done to the neighborhood look" They would drive by, slow down, and stare.. sometimes they would stop to introduce themselves. This gave us a chance to assure them that it would turn out nice.

We purchased a rock from Southern Stone in Donna and had it delivered.

This rock arrived in a bed of a semi-trailer and was then lifted by a fork lift. all this commotion for a 70 lb rock...

Two weeks later...

My mom helped me plant this... Can you see the improvement already?

The Olive tree and palm tree were here before about 3 ft apart. We created this kidney shape island to fill.

Can you smell the fresh cut grass?

We have a long way go.. more plants, mulch, landscaping lights, front porch furniture, and the list goes on... cant wait to show you more... by the way... Do you like my Summer flag?


  1. very nice!!! You are such a homemaker!

  2. Very nice!! The landscaping looks great. Can't wait to see more. Keep 'em coming!!

  3. Marissa & Romeo,

    You are doing a great job...its looking really nice. Once again, congratulations on your house. Its a work in progress! I'm still working on my yard. Keep it up--enjoy!

  4. Thank you guys so much!... We have really worked hard on it..

  5. You proved that landscaping is not a very hard task to do, especially if you have lots of helping hands with you. Your yard looks way better now. Beautifully cut grass, lovely trees and small plants. Why don’t you add more flowering plants, so that when it is in full bloom, you’ll see your house surrounded with blooming flowers?

    Jeremy Beauregard @ Flowers' Gardens & Landscapes


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