Back in September, Mr. H2O was told by his job to "work from home" for a couple weeks. It's a long story, but basically they needed the lab that he works in for some testing, and for safety reasons he couldn't be there. So he got to "work from home" or basically catch up on his Maury watching and household projects and get paid for it. It was originally for 2 weeks, but 2 weeks turned into 3 weeks and then almost a month. Now I love my husband to death, but having him home all that time threw me off and I was looking forward to when he went back.
In that time though, he did manage to get our front yard projects done, which included finishing the building of the garden wall and the battle for control of the front lawn. So I've decided to post up some pictures of the H2O house lately since I haven't really shown it off in awhile. Not a drastic change but it looks a lot nicer now. And you can see some of my outdoor fall decor too.
Before (June '07)
After (October '07)
Side Garden Area Before
Side Garden Area After
Other side Garden Area Before
Other side Garden Area After
My new Japanese Laceleaf Maple
Front Door in June '07
Front Door with some of my fall decor Oct '07
That's what we have for now. And it is amazing, the front lawn is looking so green right now. It was a battle for Mr. H2O but we managed to grow the new seed and get rid of most of the crabgrass. We are planning on putting in a shade tree in the front lawn at some point.
I would show pictures of the back, but it is pretty embarrassing. It is all weeds and overgrown crabgrass right now and looks absolutely terrible. It is such a big and odd shaped lot and a complete blank canvas. Mr. H2O is insisting that we wait until we have a "master plan" before we do anything back there. I just want it to look... well, just not terrible like it is now.