After you move into a completely restored home, you tend to forget about the outdoor work that remains to be done. Scott and I have been living at The House on High Street for five years, and we have recently (and finally) tackled the landscaping around the house! It wasn’t easy deciding on which plants and trees to use, but overall it came out beautiful!
Every summer, so far, Scott and I have prioritized one or two large, outdoor projects.
Our first summer, we worked on the three buildings that are situated in the back of the house.
The Carriage House
I can’t find any carriage house photos, for the “before”. Just use your imagination. Scariest environment imaginable! LOL
The Modern Shed
Our second summer, we flattened out the land in the backyard and planted grass. We also had a parking pad situated near the sunroom entrance. Last but not least, we had a patio put around the ice house. And, Scott used the same stone for the large porch outside of the sunroom.
Third summer, we had the back of the house painted. Yes, just one side of the house. It’s rather expensive, especially because the house is three stories tall!
Last summer, we didn’t have anything that big done, outside. But, this fall, we did a walkway path~From the parking pad to the side and front entrance doors.
Landscaping Around the House
It came time to fill in the space between the walkway and the house. We found a local landscaping company that offered us the best price for the job. Scott and I just needed to map out what we wanted to have planted in each of the three open sections. (Between the sidewalk and the house.)
A Close-up of the Trees & Bushes
I leave you with some photos of Chase and me, playing outside. Of course, Chase wants to run all around, in the mulch. And, touch every plant and tree!
Well, there you have it! What are some of your favorite landscaping trees and bushes? Let me know in the comment section, below!