Saturday, August 23, 2008

Old and New

Our journey all started in February. We received a letter from a government agency citing us on our yard. The letter stated that because our yard was so bad, that we were being blamed for mud which was going into the storm drains in the street. Yes, the letter was right. We were to blame. The letter also stated that if the yard wasn't fixed we would be getting fined. Well, we didn't want to get fined so we researched options.

We called 12 landscapers. 5 called back. 2 of the 5 said we live too far away for them to help us. We interviewed the 3 remaining. Our final choice was DW Shearer. We felt really comfortable talking to him. We told him what we wanted and he went above and beyond our expectations. They did a great job. Here are pics to prove it.


Before:The deck was so small we could only fit our grill on it (and some miscillaneous toys).

Outline of where the trampoline will be placed.

Bad, just bad.








This area is what started the whole process.


A very nice picture of my rock pile. Those are just some of the rocks that I picked out of my yard. I didn't know what to do with them so before thinking about getting the yard landscaped, I would load them up in boxes and buckets and the kids would throw them in the creek. I used it as a science lesson, which rocks make the biggest splash? But that fun ended when DW Shearer took away my rocks.



















During:







After:





















We are so pleased with the final product. We use the patio all of the time. My DSH and I will sit out here after the kids are in bed and talk. We have added lights and speakers to the mix. It really is a romantic setting when we sit out there.

60 comments:

Natalie said...

LOVE it! Wow, they did such a nice job.

Had to do a triple-take when I saw your blog name highlighted in my reader not once, not twice but many times.

Hope you're going to stay for awhile. You've been missed.

Beautiful Grace said...

Yeah, the landscaping is beautiful!!!

Hands-Free Heart said...

Wow. It looks great!

TCC said...

That looks fantabulous! Enjoy!

Beautiful Grace said...

Dear Sweetie, I have nominated you for the "I Love Your Blog" Award. Check out my latest post. Have a fantastic God-day!

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

It looks awesome! Sorry I wasn't by sooner, just getting things organized at my new (online) place. :)

Iam4Jesus said...

Very Nice.

Now, only if we can get all of our before pictures into the after stages at our own house, we'd be quite happy. :) We have a lot of before and during around our home - but not as much after as I'd like to see.

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