Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Backyard Update!


Yesterday I shared some pictures on my personal FaceBook page showing the backyard update, so now it's time to share the pictures with the rest of the blogosphere! We (and by we, I mean the hubby) have worked our butts off on the yard, and it has paid off. I am so incredibly pleased with the yard. 

So, for a reminder, here's what the backyard looked like in December of 2012:


This is from a side angle, but you can see- no patio, no walkway, no GRASS, nothing.


For the last 3 summer's, we've had grass, the patio, and the garden. But that was it. 


Another of March that year. It looks like we just moved in! 


Here's the garden last month. Looks good, but you'll notice all the grass and weeds around my raised beds.


This is the finished product! This is looking out at the yard from the patio. The hubby did a great job laying down landscaping fabric and mulching around the garden. It adds so much! (Click on the pictures to enlarge- you gotta love Blogger, ha ha)



Those were 2 more shots showing the weeds around the garden area.


The landscaping really gives the yard a finished look. I've spent way too much time out there, admiring the hubby's handiwork.


We also decided it was time for patio furniture. It's been a loooooong time since we've had patio furniture, as we left our last set in Oregon right before we moved. Oh, and Haloti was my photography assistant for the day :-)



If you are wondering what that little fenced-in area is, well, that's to keep the dogs out. LOL. There's a bird treat hanging right there and it's made out of dried mealworms. The birds peck at the treat and the worms fall on the ground. The dogs have been eating the worms on the ground. These worms don't seem to agree with the dogs, as they promptly come inside and throw up somewhere. Why do they keep eating them?? At any rate, I was so sick of it that I had the hubby fence the area to keep the dogs out. 

Dogs, right?


Looking at the patio from the yard.


My tomato area and hummingbird feeder.


More shots of my beautiful assistant :-)



Haloti loves the fence. When the hubby and I sit on the patio, he'll stay out making multiple laps around the perimeter. He just loves being outside. I like to say the poor guy is a big dog stuck in a Chihuahua's body.


A closer look at my tomatoes, which are looking a lot better after the cold, wet spring.


I love our patio set!


It's got beautiful tile around the outside and then tinted glass in the middle. There's actually a little light in the center as well.


I also love the umbrella we got, it really finishes the look.


So, that's the backyard! Lots of progress has been made sine 2012. Onward and upward! :-)

Happy Tuesday friends!

16 comments:

  1. Wow, you've done a fantastic job. It all looks great and everything stands out better. I know you enjoy sitting out on your patio.

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing befores and afters.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you FlowerLady! We are really pleased :-) We've been so busy enjoying it, I haven't had time to post! Ha ha.

      I hope you are having a great week FlowerLady!

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  2. Lovely! You've been doing a great deal of work on the yard and it's certainly showing.........ours should look as nice! :)

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    1. Thank you Kelli! The hubby is a miracle worker when it comes to landscaping :-)

      Hope you are having a great week!

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  3. It is looking great! That sure is a lot of work, but totally worth it. I love the new patio set too. It's perfect for hanging out and taking it all in!

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    1. Thanks Carlee! A lot of work, yes, ha ha! We have been hanging out enjoying every day, we are definitely getting use out of it! :-)

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  4. Everything is beautiful! Isn't exciting to see such progress?
    I love your raised beds, and the mulch all around them? Perfect! I really like the tile in your table, so pretty!
    Now you and your hubby need to sit back in those chairs with a cocktail, and enjoy your surroundings!

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    1. Thank you Kris! I love seeing the progress, it makes me jump for joy! We were so pleased with the table, especially since we went to several stores that weren't selling anymore furniture for the season! Crazy that stores move towards fall in June!

      And cocktails? They've been flowing! :-)

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  5. Hello Jessica,my dear friend. Your backyard is looking like a paradise :) if I still lived in KY we would come over for a BBQ!

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    1. Hello Keith! Sorry it took so long to get back to you, I've been on somewhat of a hiatus. Getting back to it though! I hope all is well with you friend!

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  6. Your backyard is looking beautiful ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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    1. Thank you Summer! We've worked really hard, it's nice to lay back and enjoy now!

      Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  7. Hope you are doing well dear Jessica. It's been a few weeks since you've posted.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Hi FlowerLady! Yes, it has been a long time! I'm hoping to change that starting today! :-)

      I hope all is well with you my friend!

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