Well, we have finally finished our landscape remodel and I can’t believe the difference! With new sod and some new plantings from Lowe’s, we’ve changed the whole look of our yard!
As I shared with you last summer, we embarked on a complete remodel of our yard – both the landscaping and the pool. Unfortunately, because of some very warm weather, we couldn’t sod or do any planting until at least November. And then, we got so much rain, that we couldn’t actually finish until later in the spring. So, it’s later than we planned – 9 months later, actually! But it’s finally done and we are so thrilled with the result!
The bed along the fence was completely pulled out as the plants were old and overgrown (and ugly!) We needed to replace the fence so it all needed to go. We left the bed to the left as it was planted a few years back, and then proceeded to try to make the yard more cohesive. The plantings that were along the fence were literally completely different from what we had on the left side bed, and it just looked not only overgrown, but under planned, haha!
And as you can tell, Hudson loves his new lawn as much as we do! He had such a hard time when it was all dirt as we had it blocked off, and then after we sodded, we also had it protected for a short while to protect it from him. But now, he is seriously happy as a clam to be running, chasing balls, and rolling around on it!
In addition to the new sod, we also planted creeping figs and iceberg roses. I chose these not only for their looks, but also because they are both so easy to grow! As you can see, we have these both in the beds on the left and have loved how they performed, so it made sense to match that area. Once it all fills in, it will look like it was all planted at the same time.
Creeping fig is one of my absolute favorite plants! It’s vigorous, doesn’t need a ton of care, and clings to almost anything. And it fills in fast! In about a year or so, you won’t see any of this new fence!
And iceberg roses are just the perfect rose!
They also grow quickly, are undemanding, bloom constantly, and can take sun or shade. They really are the easiest rose to grow – which is perfect for my black thumb 😉 !
And we love our sod! We knew we wanted fescue sod for our landscape remodel. It’s so lush and green, and one of the most resistant grasses to both drought and disease. I can’t tell you how nice it is to have a lawn again! We were without one for months, and then with the rain, it went from a yard of dirt to a yard of mud!
We’re also enjoying our yard so much that I’ve been bringing our little table and chairs out to the lawn! It has a good deal of shade in the morning, so it’s a nice place for a morning coffee or an afternoon break!
Our yard has become a place where we love to spend time again. Whether it’s morning coffee, throwing a ball for Hudson, or just sitting on the patio, it’s now a place we all love to be.
All of our plants and our sod are from Lowe’s Home Improvement Center. You can go here to find not only what we purchased, but a huge assortment of other garden plants as well. The products we used are fescue sod, iceberg roses, and creeping figs.
And now, if our weather would just cooperate and warm up, I’d be even happier! We can’t wait to enjoy lots of summer days out here! And, I’ll be revealing the hardscape and pool remodel in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!!