Sweat Equity: The Front Yard Before

Curb Appeal Before Like I said a few days ago, Patrick and I are preparing ourselves to get down and dirty with our house this spring. First on the list? Transforming our front yard.

First of all, you need to know that I'm a horrible an ignorant gardener. I have no idea what I'm doing. What are these plants? When do you trim them back? When do you cut them down? When do you weed? (How do you weed?) What do we do with the three thousand trees that the former owner planted in our yard? The questions and ignorance have kept me inactive. And here are the sad, despicable results:

IMG_1148

IMG_1152

These hedges used to be ten feet tall. Not kidding.

IMG_1153

IMG_1155

We've already cleared out the backyard (which sadly, I did not document), and now, it's time to tackle the front yard. Watch out Home Depot. Here we come.