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Friday, June 23, 2017

It's Officially Summer!!


 My Summer Yard Makeover!!


Since the last images I showed you guys of my flower garden back in early spring, the deer completely cleaned me out. All of the buds on my many stargazer lilies are gone, which means I won't get a single bloom out of any of them this year. This upset me so much, because it makes the second time they've done this to me, so I decided to buy a product called Deer Stop. so far it has worked amazing, and I'm so glad because we decided to revamp the yard with new flowers and trees. We found some trees on sale, so we got 3 flowering pear trees, and 3 dogwood trees. I was looking for something that didn't get to huge, and bloomed in the spring. The flowering pear also has the cute little berries on it that give off a sweet fragrance. We planted them in a line along the edge of our back yard to add a little privacy.



I figure once they get a little bigger they'll throw off the perfect amount of shade and privacy that is needed for the the patio were building back by the shed. We're adding a table and umbrella with some nice chairs, and a fire pit. We have a huge back yard and we felt like it was tie to finally start to utilize it. We plan to build a brick paver platform to sit everything atop of. To brighten up the area and make it warm and cozy we lined the whole are with orange hibiscus plants. Wow are they gorgeous, and aside from Stargazer Lilies they're a favorite of mine. The colors are like a fire, they are a and electric pink in the very center, then a bright red, and fade into orange, and then yellow on the outer edges. It's an absolutely gorgeous transition of colors, G@d is a true artist. 



We also picked up some magnolias to make the mulch beds around the trees in the front yard pop. We got a bright orange/yellow color so it would match the hibiscus. Which we also added two of in the front yard flower garden as well.



It was looking a bit bear after the dear ate everything. I got smart and bought a product to keep them away so they wouldn't eat up all of my new flowers. Fingers crossed ...so far so good!! It's called Deer Stop, and all you do is spray the barrier of your flower beds, and it keeps them away with a scent that triggers their flight response. It had a sell when I sprayed it but when it dried the smell disappeared just like the bottle said. I'm glad to say that I don't see the deer in groups of four eating up my flowers in the early hours of the morning on my security cameras. 
Up until a week ago all of my rose bushes were bare on the front side and only the roses that were up against the wall of my house remained, because they couldn't reach. I'm so glad it worked because this means next year I'll get my blooms out of my stargazer lilies...woo hoo!! 


Now you know my gardening gloves had to be pink...lol!      
Here's a couple pictures of how we lined the shed with the hibiscus plants. There was a gap under the shed that was unsightly that we wanted to hide, and warm the area up at the same time. As you can see it's just not to attractive to the eye, so check out the bottom picture of after, and tell me what you think. I really like the way it turned out, we also added a trash can barrier to the backside of the shed, to hide the cans from view. We are only half finished with that project, so I'll definitely update you guys when it's finished. Same with the patio and deck, which I'm super excited about.
I can't wait to have a spot to chill, have a cup of coffee and do my work in the morning and afternoons to enjoy the outside and beautiful summer weather. We plan to add in some bluetooth speakers that look like rocks so I can listen to some tunes if I want. I'm so happy about the possibilities and even happier that Rob is super handy and can do all of the things we dream about, you know make them a reality. If it was something we had to pay a contractor to do, it would be way to expensive, therefore it would never happen. Most of the stuff we do together as a team, so that makes it even more 
awesome that we did it ourselves, it looks fantastic, and we saved a ton of money.  I even have a great little spot for my Noonbug all planned out. If you've completed a recent home project, I'd love to hear all about it. I'm always on the hunt for cool new ideas. 
Here's to a wonderful weekend everyone!!

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20 comments:

  1. Your yard looks amazing! I wish I had a green thumb

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    1. Awhhh I think everyone has a green thumb it's just how you use it, thanks so much for the sweet comments. I can't wait to share the finished results!! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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  2. Your yard looks amazing! I love your choices! I wish I had a green thumb!

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    1. Thanks so much, we're about half done....it's been so hot that we're dragging. Thankfully the weather will be in the 70's this week so I think we'll finish up. I can't wait to share the finished pics

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  3. Your yard is looking great!
    Xo
    Jeanie
    www.thefashionlotus.com

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    1. Thank you so much, it's so much work but it's def gonna be worth it. Do you have a patio? I'm figuring on how to decorate mine which. Will shortly be complete. I can't wait 😊

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  4. Hopefully the deer stay away! Your flowers look absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Ughhh those deer drive me crazy 🀣🀣and thanks so much!! Have a fab week hun!! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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    1. Thank you soooo much!! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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    1. Thanks Cyn, I can't wait to show you what it looks like finished, this is just halfway done

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  7. You've inspired me to get my fingers dirty this upcoming weekend. Great job!!! I love it.

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    1. Amen girlfriend, get out there in the yard and get busy and enjoy the weather. Your yard love you for it and will look so much more amazing!! Thanks so much for the sweet comment

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  8. It's so nice to see it all come together.

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    1. Thanks so muchπŸ‘‹πŸ» I can't wait till it's all finished!
      Have a great week!! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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  9. This look so serene and perfect I would sit there everyday πŸ™Œ❤️

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  10. This looks so good you have done an amazing job !

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