This weekend my mom took the 3 hour drive over to help me get this yard back in shape.
4 hours into pulling weeds and raking, I started to think I was tricked into doing yard work that weekend. My mom still wasn’t there and she just kept sending me pictures of different plants at the store. I had to question whether she was really coming at all.
She did finally show up, but the truth is neither one of us could figure out what direction to take the front of the house. It’s adorable like a little cottage, but at the same time it’s in Florida and could use a tropical punch. So I took a trip over to Kathy’s Korner Nursery to get some ideas and that’s it, I was sold. Look at this tropical paradise. I would buy them all if I could.
So with the magic of the internet, sweat, dirt, sweat, bugs, sweat, shovel, sweat, mulch, and more sweat here we are all done. Did I mention it was really hot this weekend? You can also see my first house warming present in this picture, my palm tree door knocker.
We went with the pygmy date palm, heliconia, and crotons. We also used a mix of black mulch and rubber mulch to give it a bit of a different look and switched out the broken concrete for pavers. The grass still needs some love, so we also spread some seed and watered.
I love how it looks and I can’t wait for them to grow a little taller. The best part though, was when I woke up the next morning, this little guy was at my front door with a note.
He has since found a home near my side door, which also got a bit of a makeover.
What do you think? Have you updated your landscape lately?