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Curb Appeal: Phase 1

Our house is in some serious need for some curb appeal, especially this time of year when the snow is gone but nothing has grown in yet.  I don’t really need to explain it to you, here’s a pic of our front yard disaster.

Thus, I’ve planned out about five plus phases of curb appeal projects to take our front yard from “eww, gross” to “blah” to “ok…this could work” to “oh my gosh…look at that yard”!  The first step…Colby’s favorite…demo!  The faux brick was the first to go.  Isn’t it pretty?!

Armed with his arsenal of demo tools, most importantly an axe, Colby went to town ripping out just about every piece of ugly that occupied the area below the porch.  An hour or so later, not only were all the building materials ripped out, but also gone were the overgrown unknown bushes.  In phase 2 of the curb appeal series, those bushes will be placed with a gorgeous hydrangea garden.  The post demo pic may actually be uglier than the pre demo pic.  Thus, for the weak of heart, I suggest skipping the next picture.

But I promise, it gets better.  I could never leave the poor house looking this way.  Next step, lattice.  Colby installed the lattice, fixed a few boards, and even filled in low lying spots in the yard with dirt before re-seeding the whole front yard.  The result, a much improved backdrop to start working on the front walk and garden.  To be continued.

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Angie's Roost Campbell Family in front of home in 2021

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