Before & After: Stella’s Front Yard Fix

front yard, city, stones, landscape, enhance, improve, plants, hostas, stonesThe morning holds a dull and rainy sky here in south central Wisconsin. But I’m okay with it….mid June and I haven’t had to water a single time this year! The gardens are looking pretty spectacular so far and while I could pull on my rain jacket and go move a few plants I think I’d rather stay in and blog. I found this great front yard makeover this morning and I was really excited that it included some beautiful landscaping stone. I’m waiting for 3000 lbs of limestone to be delivered so I’ve been lusting over any and all types of retaining walls. This one takes first prize for today.

retaining wall, stone, hosta, improvement, landscape, after

Stella decided that she didn’t want anything to do with grass, so instead she opted to build up her small city plot with a variety of wall stone called “Earth Rainbow.” She researched retaining wall construction before she got started so there wouldn’t be any surprises after all her hard work, and once it was all complete, a few hostas and grasses were added alongside a new hydrangea. She finished it off with a rich, brown mulch and called it a day. I love a simple makeover that’s as high-impact as this one. Nice job, Stella! -erin

If you have a great garden related makeover project that you would like to share with Studio ‘g’ readers please send us pictures and tell us about it! We’d love to hear from you. 

Images by: Stella of Stella’s Yard

 

Share this!Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on RedditShare on Google+Email this to someone

Leave a reply

Root Barriers

Bamboos are a huge design trend but installation can quickly become prohibitively expensive as running bamboos need to be contained and that involves root barriers. I just came across this product, the DuPont™ GreenVista® Root Barrier and according to the manufacturer, it is “a new and unique product that creates an impenetrable vertical barrier to…

Daily Garden 023, 024, and 025: Arabella Lennox Boyd

I am keeping it easy today. I have been working on posts for the last two and half hours and not finishing anything. I just have other things on my mind and really feel like I need a little respite. Arabella Lennox Boyd is one of my personal design heroes so I headed to her…

Daily Garden: Tennis Court Vegetables

The conversion of garden sports fields into actual gardens is a subject that is intriguing to me.  You know I am not a huge fan of pools, and tennis courts in my mind are actually worse – they just don’t do it for me. (Jerry). This little cove in Northeast Harbour Maine seems like it…