Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Extreme Yard Makeover - Kevin & Lauren Edition

This week has been an exciting week around our house. Kevin's brother, Curt, has a landscaping business and work has been slow lately for him (rain has been scarce here). So that's meant that he's had time to do some work on our yard. Our yard has been pretty scary for about a year now ever since we got two humongous (and beautiful) trees removed from our yard to both open it up and relieve pressure on our basement walls (from the roots). We had the stumps ground down, but there was a large pile of mulch and roots in the middle of the yard and much of the grass was dead. We also had a non-working 1960's bricked-in barbeque in the middle of the yard that had become more of an eye-sore than a fun backyard feature. Here are a few before pics:
Notice the large hole that is our crumbling back steps. NOT very kid friendly.

And here are a few pics of what it looks like now.

It's still underway, but I think it's going to look pretty cool once it's done. The next thing on the agenda once this is done is to get the house painted. We were thinking a darker green or a barn red. Does either one of those sound like it would look good? Any other ideas? The roof will be replaced within the next few years so don't worry about matching to it. Here's the color of the brick on the front of the house.

We're so bad about permanent decisions like this!

1 comment:

Chris, Kera and the Girls said...

Wow, it looks great! The girls and I will have to come over so they can give you the OK on the sliding board placement : )

Oh, and I'm thinking green for the house.

Have fun at the beach, see you when you get back!