Happy Thursday! We are really enjoying the sunshine here…the heat not so much. It’s supposed to be in the nineties this weekend. Now that it’s warmer, we can focus our attention on our yard. We recently had Pike Nurseries come out to assist us with the design. We received the design today, and I am so excited! This design is going to transform our front yard from ‘okay’ to ‘stunning’.
The design includes roses, a variety of shrubs, hydrangeas, azaleas, and more. Many elements from our existing layout are staying. We are adding a few new elements, noted below.
- We’re adding more curves. Our sidewalk has always irked me, because it’s so straight. Curves are easier on the eyes.
- We’re adding a trellis full of jasmine in front of our raised front porch. I thought that idea was genius!
- The bed in front of the sidewalk is entirely new and will add much needed curb appeal.
- We’re adding a path between the multiple beds on the right.
Now that you’ve seen the plan, I want to take moment to praise the experience. As owners of a fixer upper, we’ve dealt with a variety of professionals inside and out of our home. This was one of the most pleasant and easy experiences. After submitting an online inquiry, we were contacted within 24 hours to schedule an appointment. We were sent several reminders and confirmations. The gentleman we worked with was prompt, knowledgeable, and detailed. We discussed a variety of options, and he asked for our input throughout the process. Less than a week after our appointment, we received the drawing and a quote for plants/installation. We are opting to do this ourselves due to cost. For those concerned about the cost of obtaining a design, we spent $300 total. That amount included a fee for being outside of the perimeter. The cost will vary depending on how long your appointment takes. Now we a cohesive design that we can implement at our own pace. Money well spent if you ask me!
Be sure to check back over the next several months, because I’ll be sharing photos as we complete each section. I can’t wait to get started!