Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is an important aspect of making your home more appealing.  A lot of times we are so caught up on making the inside of our home look better, that we neglect the outside like I did with my front porch.

After taking an hour to clean off the front porch and plant some new flowers I was feeling pretty good about my curb appeal, my flower beds are starting to fill in and handy hubby even trimmed the overpowering Bradford Pear tree.  I guess he was feeling pretty good about his handy skills so he decided to add brick pavers around Bradford.

I LOVE it!!!!  The pavers and new flowers really make the yard look so much bigger and brighter.  Dont tell my neighbors, but I think we have the prettiest yard on our street. 

My new flowers are doing wonderful, but the beautiful dianthus I showed you before turned brown and looked a hot mess.  I spent some time deadheading and they are starting to produce some new blooms. I started watering them with Miracle Grow hoping that this will make them grow thicker and faster. 

The bright purple petunias in my hanging baskets are my favorite and they smell wonderful.


I also added these planters to the mix.

Hubby needs to do a good bit of edging and the curb appeal will be complete, well except in the back yard which is an embarassing mess in part to this little guys newest toy which created a nice large mud hole.

Pretty much the only thing the backyard has going for it, is hubby's box garden full of tomato, cucumber, squash, peas, and cantaloupe.  Yes it looks a little crowded, Hubby needs to stake the tomato plants and do a bit of edging, nevertheless we already see yellow blooms on the tomato plants.  I'll keep you posted on the progress.

It does look better in person, I promise!
By the way I didnt pay full price for hardly any of these plants, I waited for them to go on clearance at Lowes, saving at least 50% on each plant.

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  1. It looks great!!! I love what you did around your tree! I want to do something like that around mine too! :)

  2. Love all the vibrant colors of your flowers! And your little man looks like he's having a blast on this hot summer day!

  3. Those pavers look fantastic! I love all the gorgeous colors you have in your beds. Beautiful! Thanks for the visit. :)

  4. Love all of your new plantings! There is nothing better than yard full of color!

  5. The mud hole looks totally worth it!!

    Your flowers look so pretty..makes me excited to get started on mine!!!

  6. I am lovin the yard and I have flower bed envy seriously!

  7. Your flower beds look wonderful~ love the pavers! I host a party on the weekends at my blog if you would like to come share sometime :)

  8. Your flowers are beautiful! I love all your gardens and potted flowers.
    Stopping by from The Girl Creative. Hope you get a chance to sit back in your beautiful wicker chairs and enjoy all your hard work!

  9. Your flowers and border look wonderful! All your work has paid off. Thank you for joining my party.

  10. Gah! Posts like this make me crazy with jealousy. I'm a renter and the homeowner will not let us touch the yards since the last people killed all his plants. Your yard looks fantastic! Please come link to my party this weekend =)

  11. Ah, it looks so beautiful! I love flower-season!

  12. Hope your husband has reset the pavers. They're upside down people!



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