Alright, let’s finish this up, shall we?
You saw where we started:
And what things were like with the project in process:
(I actually forgot to share this photo yesterday – ta-da!)
So let’s take a look at how things ended up when it was all said and done. We’ll start with the view from up on our deck so you can see the big picture.
Once all the boulders were placed, the entire area was finished with edging and then we spread yards upon yards of mulch. It’s a deep brown color and I love how it looks against the trees. Won’t it be fantastic when grass has filled the lower and side areas?
Looking a bit more to the right…
In this last picture, you can see the three new trees we had planted as well as one that still needs to be moved to another part of the yard.
The two larger, leafy trees to the right are Serviceberry trees. They are really common for our zone and will flower with white flowers in the Spring. They have really pretty, small, oblong leaves in the summer and the trees themselves are full and lush. I’m thankful to have them against all the pines for a change in texture and color.
You can’t really see it in the photo very well, but centered between and in front of the Serviceberrys is a Crabapple tree that was given to us as a housewarming gift by my Mr’s brother and wife. SOOOO thoughtful and touching. It has gorgeous purple flowers in the Spring and I can’t wait to watch it grow along with the others. I’m excited to see how all three trees show this year for their first Spring in our yard!
That medium size pine over to the left needs a new home. He will probably be moving back into that open area to help fill it in a bit.
Ok, time for some closeups!
This is to the left of the stairs. In addition to the plants I split and transplanted from my old garden, I planted over 40 new perennials throughout the entire landscaping and I have literally said prayers about them being happy and ready to grow and bloom this Spring. I am SO EXCITED when I imagine all of these plants after a few seasons of growing and getting established.
You can see how I planted at the very top of the wall, within the wall, and then at the base. I love the layers and am excited to play with different styles of plants to have it really fill in with a lot of different textures and colors.
This is the same area, looking straight on. Hello pretty flowers – come back soon, ok?
This is to the right of the stairs. I want to reach into the photo and pet those flowers. “Please oh please come back this Spring. You’re so PRETTY!!”
We did spread grass seed and have a small amount of grass there now. It will need to be done a few more times to get it looking nice. How I wish we could lay sod and have lush grass right away! THAT would be awesome – and expensive!
So there you have it! Our backyard landscaping as of last summer. Pretty fun to see it go from this:
Remember, if you’re in our area and have a project in your yard where you need some professionals, we recommend Murray Landscaping.
We will be working out there a lot this Spring and Summer and I’ll be sharing our progress and projects along the way!