Front Yard Makeover Progress

I’ve spent the last 5 years updating the inside of my house (new floors, new walls, new paint, new kitchen, upstairs master bath, etc…), building a garage, siding the house, and completely re-landscaping the backyard. Now it’s finally time to turn my attention to the wofully neglected front yard.  I’m starting with the left and right front patches between the side-walk and the house (parking strips will come later) and just starting with the basics.

Accomplished in the last 6 weeks:

  • Removed all the foundation plants from the front of the house
  • Replanted the foundation areas with size appropriate, local habitat supporting plantings
  • Carved out over 300 sq. ft. of planting beds & mulched
  • Planted a berry patch between my property and the neighbors (3 Blueberry and 2 Huckleberry bushes)
  • Planted pear trees across the front boundary as a living fence
  • Relocated the rain barrels

Now for some pictures!

Corner View Progress

Left Fondation View Progress

Right Front View Progress

Right Side Foundation Progress

Yard Boundary Progress

Pictures of the berry patch to come, it’s not quite finished, but as for the rest of the beds go now I just need to wait and watch it all grow!

4 thoughts on “Front Yard Makeover Progress

  1. Have you trained trees like this before? If so, how much fruit are you expecting to get (expecting that no walker’s by nab some for treats)

    Im looking forward to seeing how your living fence grows – gave me great ideas for my front yard.

    1. Hi Rachel – I have not done this before…so this is a grand experiment! I’m not expecting much fruit the 1st couple of years although they are covered in blossoms, which is a good sign. I will keep you all updated! Let me know what you end up building!

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