09 April 2010

Curb Appeal

When I bought my house last July, it had the makings of good curb appeal, but only if you had a really good imagination. The house itself is quite cute. I love the symetry of the two large front windows and the color of the paint. I am really glad that I have a sidewalk and a grassy section right next to the street that's separate from my actual yard. I did NOT love those ugly palm trees. I absolutely detest palm trees. If you have palm trees (and you are happy about it) then I think you're crazy, but that's your style. Immediately upon moving in, those suckers got taken out. (Unfortunately, I cannot find a picture of that...)

For Christmas, my parents bought Tyler some trees for the front yard. Now, this is a boy who doesn't forget anything and is quite possessive. He frequently reminds me that those are HIS trees. This spring, I decided that I was going to start planting to cover the chain link fence so that when I looked out those front windows, I would see plants instead of fence. So, I dug out a 3 foot garden strip all along the fence. That inspired my neighbor, Jose, to come talk to me about taking out my front lawn (really, all weeds) and replace it with sod. He said it would be no problem for him to replace my weed lawn with a real lawn. I said, "Oh no, to dig that whole thing out would take forever! It took me three days to dig out just this little bit." His response? "Yes, but you are a girl." So...he and his guys dug out about 5 times the amount of grass in one morning as what I took 3 days to dig out for my garden strip. But it looks great!

Nice and clean. Like a blank slate just waiting for weed free grass. The next day, he put in the sod and it looked even better! I'd say that the yard is coming along quite nicely!


Needles And Ewe said...

Looks good. Can't wait to see it in person. I really can't wait until the roses are bloomin!

JHRME said...

Wow Tan! That is Fantastic! I love it!

Maggie said...

What nice parents you have.