Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Restore our properties to reflect their best version…

Remember when we just moved in and loved a feature of our yard. Or we added some new component to our landscape. Take the time to remember what it was that made you fall in love with your property. Then look to see if it still reflects the magic that it once held. Sometimes it is the little things like neglecting a favorite tree and our surprise to notice it has outgrown its spot. Or favorite flowers that we looked forward to every year but no longer show because the weeds have taken over.

It can even be the dreams we had for adding a certain plant or art but life got too busy and it never happened.
Jeff and I made a commitment this summer to spend one evening a week in our vegetable garden. This year, that little extra bit of effort (and great weather) has contributed to our healthiest, most prolific garden ever.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Time to move forward…

And sweep away the debris from the areas in our yards that are not working.

August is a great month to look around our properties, walk in our gardens and make the changes so they reflect our best selves. The garden below had a retaining wall in the middle of the back yard making the entire upper area unusable.

So we have created steps along the left side for access to a new hot tub area, a dry stack wall with a seating bench built for movie night projecting against the house and lush garden plantings. We will have a flagstone patio throughout the lower level for entertaining.

This couple from Ireland who never had any reason to go into their backyard made the changes to reflect their heritage and love of family and friends.