This is just after Ernie finished the sprinkler system and began to fill in the trenches to cover the pipes.
Saturday afternoon we started laying sod! Everyone showed up to help which made the work load easy and fast. We had 4,135 sq. feet to put down for just our front yard! A lot of work.
These are our planter boxes. I was a little nervous about how they would turn out because of how they looked after we put down sod. Looks awful and unfinished.
We put curbing all the way around the porch which looks fantastic. It is colored and stamped which you can see better in the picture below.
To add a bit more color I added a red pillow to the chairs (shown in first porch picture) and I think I might add a red throw blanket to the other chair. Then I really got to thinking when I thought of painting our door red. I really need some input, will a red door add charm and color or will it distract?
This corner is right by our front door. I just watered the flowers, which is why the cement looks weird. I love how much life and color the flowers add to the house.
This spot was a little hard to figure out. We just planted these flowers to pass our inspection. I plan on digging them back up and putting them on the porch. Now I need to go back to the drawing board for this planter box. Any suggestions?
(Note: the left side, where the taller plant is, gets no sun.)
The planter box in front of the porch continues to wrap around to the side of the house where we planted another delphinium and a hydrangea! I'm so excited about this hydrangea plant, I love these flowers. The lady at the nursery said that if we planted it without any extra soil or fertilizer then the flowers will turn pink. Pink is what I wanted so that's what we did.