We waited ten years to rework the front yard.
We are done until spring. Just in time to shut off the irrigation system for the winter.
- I did not buy enough plants. Kurt added two to three times the numbers of plants. Of course that means more money.
- I bought the wrong plants. The house & garden is symmetrical. But the microclimate conditions are almost opposite. Ranging from full sun, hot & dry on the left to full shade on the right. No plants do well in both conditions. So the left & right rhyme in color and texture.
- Kurt found better plants. I think he had fun looking for unusual things.
As a DIYer, I was out of my league. Very happy the professionals did all the heavy lifting. It was fun to be out there working along side them. But better that I could give up when the aching started.
I did get a compliment from JC, “She’s a hard worker.” That feels good. Even though I whimp out after a few hours of digging.
Kurt did a great job.
David, the brick layer, did a fabulous job.
I now believe we have one of the nicest front yard in the neighborhood.