Monday, September 8, 2014

Around the House: In the Yard

These past few weeks, my husband and I have been putting in a lot of time and effort (and budgeted money) working around our house.

The first project we took on was repurposing an old door into a trestles for our two of our rose bushes. The rose bushes need something to climb on, and rather than purchase something, we just repurposed what we had.

The next project we tackled was the hardest. We have a small strip between our house and driveway that we have never known what to do with. The people who we purchased our house from filled it with lava rock. 

I've never like the lava rock. It looked bad, attracted dirt, leaves, and trash.  

We ended up shoveling up all of the rock, and cleaned the bed.

Then, we ended up purchasing grey Mexican river rock from a whole seller. Below is what we ended up with. 

We also spent a good amount of time cleaning up the yard, and our garden area. Earlier this year, we shortened our deck and planted new sod in its place to open up the yard. We also cleared the area of the yard that we once used as a compost area. We didn't put the time or effort into composting like we should, so we ended up cleaning that area up as well. 

We have had a lot of fun this summer working on the yard, cleaning everything up, and making our home look good.

What summer projects have you tackled?


Anonymous said...

Very nicely done! Your posts always make me look forward to having a house and yard eventually :) Love what you did with the door for the rose bushes, really cute!

Denise said...

funny, I don't care for lava rock either! previous owners here used a lot of it in the yard too. I love the new look! Your door idea was awesome too. Your yard looks great!!

summer outdoor projects - hubbie did paint the deck while I supervised and well, I do garden :)

Brooke said...

love the river rock!! :)