Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Before and After - Backyard Photos

Imagine a dry and dusty desert and you pretty much hit on what our yard used to look like (especially after Roundup was sprayed on the little existing grass we had and wiped it out!).
Pretty desolate looking!

Parched!  Makes you want to ask for a drink of water...

There is nothing pretty about dead grass...
Then the glorious day arrived when the landscaper, Luis, arrived with his crew.  They worked HARD on two different days installing sprinklers, drains, and BEAUTIFUL GREEN GRASS!   They also put mulch on our slope and planted ground cover plants that will help with erosion and beautify the upper area of our yard. 

What a difference!

Unfortunately it takes a few weeks for the sod to "stick" so the kids haven't been able to play out there yet, but I am looking forward to spending a lot of time in the yard with our three high-energy children.  Or more realistically, I will be sending them outdoors when they are driving me crazy in the house!

There raised flower beds will be my next big project.  I am looking forward to planting some California natives and other drought resistant perennials.  The smaller planter at the end will be my herb garden.
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Anonymous said...

Wow!!! What a difference!!!!!!! You are going to love having the sprinkler system on your grass!! I love hearing the sound of it when it comes on!!! The kids are sure going to like the green grass and the long planter box looks like it has plenty of room for lots of plants. Enjoy!!! Love, A. Dianne

David and Kristi said...

The yard looks amazing!!! And it is only going to get better with the plants in the flower beds. How fun that you will have a place for an herb garden (I'm sure Asher is going to love that!). Did you guys take down the shed that was back there? So excited for you guys, enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I'm so happy for you. You will all really enjoy your huge back yard with wonderful green grass and a large planter box. That will keep you busy all summer. Also thanks a bunch for the super pictures of the kids you sent. LOVE THEM! Love, Mora/Mom/Nana

Sara said...

Wow, what a difference!! It looks amazing! Can't wait to see it in person. :) Hopefully soon. Miss and love you guys!