Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Outdoor project reveal~A look around the yard

 Hi there friends...
Remember I mentioned we had a project going on outside...
Well today I'll be giving you a little tour around the outside of our home and show you just what we've been up to!
I was so tired of always having to pick up the rocks and mulch that landed in the grass after our lawn had been cut and trimmed...
so we decided to have stone edging installed all around our garden beds...lots and lots of stone!
We love the finished look it gave our garden areas!
 Yucca plant in full bloom.



The stone edging gives the yard a neat and finished look.




Coming up the side of the house to the front...sorry I cut the side view off a little...didn't want to take away from the prettiness with showing the pool equipment.

 Looking at the opposite side towards our neighbors house.
I love the look of fresh mulch! 
This area took 6 yards of mulch...I spread it all myself...good thing I had a full bottle of advil on hand LOL!
 I planted this purple catmint last year all along the edge and it came back in abundance!
 This is the top of that side garden...
I call it my wooded area. 
One of the things I love about our development is that the builders left quite a few mature trees around when they began building in here 18 years ago.

Let's move down to the back yard now...
We had our stone wall rebuilt with concrete...
and I planted 5 hot pink knock-out roses along the edge for color.  
Aren't they pretty!!

 Looking out my bedroom window.
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Thanks for walking around with me I hope you enjoyed the tour!
 
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35 comments:

Laurie said...

It looks great! I like how pristine it looks.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your yard and gardens are gorgeous! I love the stone edging!!! It looks so manicured and perfect. We do about 6 yards total of mulch now at this house....MUCH better than the 30 (yes you read that right) at the old house!!!! Have a beautiful day!!!!

Calypso In The Country said...

Everything looks so beautiful and perfectly manicured!
Shelley

Stacey said...

Very pretty! We have stone edging too and I just love it. It has an organic look but keeps everything neat and tidy.

Every little part of your home is so pretty!

Kelly said...

Your yard looks fantastic! I like the edging you used. I bet that took a while to put out. I didn't realize how large your property was. I bet that does make a difference in keeping it neater.

Pamela said...

Looks beautiful Martina!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

So pretty, Martina!

Leslie Harris said...

I don't think I've ever seen the outside your home Martina it's beautiful!! So big and sprawling compared to the small lots in our beach community. Wow. And the stone edging adds such a tidy, classic look. I haven't gotten to that point yet, we're still putting down another patio but thanks for the great inspiration! By the way, I needed my aspirin too after this weekend :)

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

OK I officially have yard and garden envy! Your landscaping and that stone edging is gorgeous! Love all of your beautiful plants too. I have to show these pics to Mr. Rosemary Lane...what inspiration!
Thanks for posting Martina and have a great week!
XO Barbara

DD's Cottage said...

your yard looks gorgeous Martina-so lush and green. Here is CA we all have dead brown lawns so it is nice to see green!

chateau chic said...

Your landscape is gorgeous, Martina! That's a lot of stone work, but it really looks great the way it defines your gardens.
Mary Alice

Linda said...

Oh what gorgeous grounds you have! I don't think I have ever seen your yard before!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your home is beautiful inside and out Martina...love the stone edging!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Very pretty, Martina. Your yard is so beautiful.
xx,
Sherry

KATHY said...

Your home and yard is beautiful!!

Kathy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful landscaing and flowers Martina! Love all the stone.
Blessings,
Cindy

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh Martina that looks fabulous! That was a huge job and I love how it turned out a lot. I really like that stacked stone wall with the finished ledge. Black mulch looks so beautiful. We tried it here but with the stand of woods next to us we battled ugly debris that was always landing on it so we went back to hardwood mulch so it blends in better. It is rewarding to see all the fresh mulch spread out. Your yard looks beautiful and it looks like a very pretty neighborhood. Love the picture capturing the flag. :-)

Ellen Thompson said...

Your gardens are gorgeous! Those knockouts will get big before you know it. I really like the stone edging all around.

Carolyn @ Our Gilded Abode said...

Oh my goodness! Your lawn and home are gorgeous! The stone edging is so nice gives a very finished and neat appearance. That was a LOT of stone and mulch! Hope you're relaxing and enjoying the beauty!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So pretty, Martina. I love the dark mulch against the light stone.

Cynthia said...

Your yard is beautiful Martina. Our neighbors have a Yuka plant but didn't know that was what the name was, lol. I've been wondering and wondering what I was looking at. I love the look of fresh mulch too. Have a super 4th.

Cindy

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Martina, your edging is just gorgeous. You have a beautiful yard.
CM

NanaDiana said...

Wow Martina. That is just gorgeous. I LOVE the looks of stone of any kind and your whole yard is just beautiful. Your red roses are perfect for a nice bit of color there, too.
That is a big investment but one that certainly creates so much curb appeal that it is worth it. Love it, Martina!!!! xo Diana

LuAnn Cantamessa said...

Very pretty Martina! Your yard is stunning!

Debra Oliver said...

turned out gorgeous, Martina. it really finishes the yard off beautifully!

Jill said...

Looks beautiful! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Blessings,
Jill

Little Farmstead said...

Hi Martina ~ Everything looks so clean and pretty! Great job! Love all the stone you added... Happy 4th! ~julie

Terry Moore said...

I too am featuring my yard...only I broke it up into two posts, but the edging is perfect for your beautiful place. I can see myself just walking around enjoying the wonderful growing flowers and seeing all the spaces. Just Lovely!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Martina,
Your yard looks OUTSTANDING!!! LOVE the new stone edging that you added and thank you for sharing it at my Show and Share party. You will be featured at the party on Monday.

Blessings,
Linda

My Kentucky Living said...

I love your stone edging and stone wall. I would love to have your edging around my front planting beds! On my wish list.
Sheila

Debbiedoos said...

Oh Martina the stone edging and landscape design is gorgeous! You sure have been busy!

the cape on the corner said...

i love the stone edging. we totally need something like this to increase our curb appeal.
b

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your home looks picture perfect! Your landscaping is just lovely and your plants and trees all look so healthy. The mature trees really make a neighborhood feel established. Gorgeous!

Thanks so much for visiting and for hosting another SYS party!

Alicia@ Eco friendly Homemaking said...

Your yard and gardens are absolutely gorgeous!!

TwoPlusCute said...

Stunning! Job very well done for the landscaper and certainly for you who spread the mulch and applied all the eye catching details.
Very beautiful. :)

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