Front Yard Makeover Part 2

I thought I’d give you a front yard update! To remind you of where we started…

front yardThis was our front yard before. Ugly stump (kind of hiding behind the mailbox), almost no grass growing because of heavy shade from the tree above (you can just barely see the branches in this shot). And best of all – when it rains, we have terrible drainage that makes most of our yard a mud pit.

front yard after

So if you will recall, several months ago, we had the stump ground down, we laid sod, and we planted grass (over where the stump had been ground)!

front yard grassThis is the grass we planted in the stump chips. You guys, that used to be little seeds and now it is GRASS! As it continues to grow and spread, it is going to look luscious and lovely!

rock front yardA month ago I mentioned that we laid a ton of rock (like a literal ton, not like “a lot” haha) in our front yard for drainage. I finally took pictures, so I’m sharing those now! :)

front yard rockThe rock borders the sod that we laid. It helps give the water somewhere to go when it rains. And it WORKS! The first time it rained after we laid the rock, we were both so giddy, haha!

front yard june 3And this is our yard as of this week! Check out all that greeeen! No more mud pit! :) The grass still has a little more work to do to finish spreading over the wood chips (it’s hard to see in this picture because our front yard is actually a slight hill), but I think with a little more sunshine and rain, it will be perfecto! :)

Love Rach

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36 responses to “Front Yard Makeover Part 2

  1. It is so pretty!!!! Y’all did great!

  2. You’ve done so much with your yard! It looks fantastic.

  3. it’s looking so lovely – i’m gong to have to return to these posts when we finally get a house of our own :)

  4. Your yard looks gorgeous, Rach!! You guys have done such a fantastic job with it. :)

    -Tia

  5. Y’all have the cutest little place! :)

  6. Aaah, it looks so great! Your grass is doing so well! And I know I’ve commented on your door before, but I can’t remember if I’ve commented on the wreath? I love it!

  7. OH MY!! Your yard looks fantastic!

  8. Your yard looks fabulous!! I love your house. It is too cute!!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

  9. a complete difference! looks great!!

  10. Rach, it looks SO good! Love it! Come do ours?!

  11. y’alls yard is looking fantastic. mine is full of weeds and at this point i just don’t care haha

    • Oh girl, weeds totally count! Anything green is better than dirt, haha! Our front yard definitely has weeds in it too – it’s just hard to see from the photo. And our back yard is ONLY weeds, ha! So I’m with ya. :)

  12. You guys did an awesome job! Your yard looks great! :-D

    On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 9:51 AM, WordPress.com wrote:

    > Rach @ This Italian Family posted: “I thought I’d give you a front > yard update! To remind you of where we started… This was our front yard > before. Ugly stump (kind of hiding behind the mailbox), almost no grass > growing because of heavy shade from the tree above (you can just barely see > t”

  13. Lovely!!! lush and green and beautiful!!! Wonderful reward for all your hard work!

  14. Your yard looks great! Great job!! :)

  15. Oh, it turned out wonderful! You guys did such a great job! =)

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