Friday, August 5, 2016

Stonehouse Garden Revamp

When we purchased our stone house last year we just didn’t have time to get the front garden in shape. We did redo the path and front steps to the door, but the rest of the yard had to wait. This year we finally decided to do something about it. We hired a friend, told her the plants we wanted and she went to it. Now that we have the basics, we’ll take over, plant more and grow with it.

There was a tiny manmade pond we thought of removing, but I convinced my husband, with the installation of a very affordable fountain, we can bring this water feature back to life. We’re so glad we kept it!

Once the weed barrier, soil, plants and mulch were in place, I added some stepping stones to create paths through the garden.

With the addition of a hammock, the sound of water and some patio lights, our garden has become a true sanctuary.

Here are the BEFORE photos:

AFTER photos: A work in progress

We even have a few "tenants"