05 Jun Landscaping Past to Present
In a previous post of mine, I commented on the fact that our next landscaping project was going to be the front of house under our large ash tree. This area is overgrown with plants that just don’t work under the shade of the large tree. The juniper bush, that currently hides the power boxes, is half dead. The rock in the bed is full of leaves and sticks, about 23 years worth, which makes it next to impossible to clean them all out. Basically, the area is a site to be seen….and not in a good way.
I removed all the junipers, which is a pretty tough task. You first have to cut all the branches off and then cut as many parts of the stump as you can. Pulling it out of the ground is the worst! It took me all day to do one stump. I attacked it with an ax, a saw, a shovel…really anything I could find. The next day, my manly husband came out and with the right positioning of the shovel and his body weight he was able to pop the other two out in about 2 hours.
Well, that officially was our second landscaping project. It is not completely how I would like it to look, but I think we can all agree the new stuff looks way better than the old.