Yard Update: September

It’s been a while since we made a good old update on the yard at 3675, but don’t worry – we haven’t forgotten our first born and our favorite labor of love. We’ve been a little busy with 2381 lately (which doesn’t even have a yard, really – just a lot of really big trees), but 3675’s landscape continues to evolve, in spite of our record-breaking drought, even (thank you, rain barrel system!).

And this week, we began our front-yard transformation to native, drought-tolerant plantings!

BONUS: we dug out a ton of mulch that had been layered up over the years and was basically serving as a red carpet for termites, should the rain ever decide to return…

BEFORE: The front of our house was ringed with multiple levels of planter beds, FULL of a foot+ of mulch apiece. Buh-bye!

BEFORE: The front of our house was ringed with multiple levels of planter beds, FULL of a foot+ of mulch apiece. Buh-bye!

AFTER: So excited to see these all fill in!

AFTER: So excited to see these all fill in!

We’ve got some native grasses, some sages, some flowering bulbs… Tomorrow we’ll lay drip lines and re-mulch (lightly!), and we should be on our way to amazeballs in just a season or two.

INSPIRATION: Nice and full and colorful and not thirsty.

INSPIRATION: Nice and full and colorful and not thirsty.

What we like (and thrives), we’ll add to the plans we’re making for the backyard.

Which will probably necessitate the chaining of an additional rain barrel or two, but the ROI is definitely worth it on those suckers.

So, while the drought tried to burn down our one house and kill every living thing at our other one, it looks like it’s STILL NO MATCH FOR US.

We’re staying here. And our yard is gonna look fabulous as long as we do.

😛

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Yard Update: September

  1. Margaret Wisniewski says:

    The finished product will look amazing! I thought all you ever had to do to a yard was to plant grass and mow it. But you have the advantage of a yearlong summer with constantly blooming tropical vegetation to make it beautiful. And you don’t have to mow it! If something can be that beautiful in a drought, I can only imagine what it will look like when the rains finally return. Nature has a way. In the meantime, you are holding your own with mother nature and 2381 and 3675 are as beautiful as ever!

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