I dream about mature trees and mature gardens. I really do!
Our home came with dream worthy trees (mostly), but many overgrown, unhappy or unhealthy shrubs. After staring at them for a few years, and trying to prune and nurse them back to health, I ambitiously decided to pull them all…myself. Last spring, while my husband was at work, I pulled eleven 50-year-old shrubs with the help of my 3-year-old, as my baby took her naps. My husband came home to a pile of shrubs, a giant hole around the three yews I couldn’t get to budge, and a sketch of my plan for our new front yard landscape.
I was able to accomplish most of my plan last spring, with the exception of this address pole.
Early this spring, I gave the previously situated mature boxwoods a rather aggressive haircut, in hopes that they would come back quickly and no longer be a giant eyesore in the middle of my front yard. I knew I was pushing my luck, cutting so far back, but ultimately, I was ready to replace them and so it was worth a shot.
It didn’t work, and so this weekend we worked as a team to remove the old, edge, replant and mulch. Our grass still needs some TLC, but here is the result.
Swipe to check out the before. Big improvement, don’t you think?
What, if any, gardening projects do you have on your 2020 to do list? Are any remaining from 2019?