around the yard

i am genuinely doing the most and the least right now in my yard.

my yard is too big for one person to maintain. i haven’t even planted my seeds in my veg beds because i am focusing on weeds and ivy. have to get while the gettins’ not swarming with mosquitoes.

i’m never not looking at inspiration for areas in my yard that need a little attention and direction.

here are a few that i’ve pinned and still want to incorporate in some way…

roses on fences forever.

i love a long lush grass situation. ecolawn is my favorite to achieve this lewk. the problem with it is me. you have to water constantly until it’s established and re-seed over and over. i am notoriously bad at watering things. so we have patches of it around the yard where it established and it is truly spectacular. you don’t ever have to mow it. and once it’s established you never have to fertilize it or water it.

i have been asking mike anderson to remove too-tall gardenia bushes (more like trees) from the front of the house for ages. i want to replace with oak leaf hydrangea. don’t @ me about the gardenias. i hate them.

cute. but really into that potted plant. what is it? anyone?

besides having the house painted the number 1 top of list to do is replace the retaining wall that goes all the way around the front and side of our 100 year old house. the retaining wall is as old as the house so…you can only imagine the state it’s in. i love a stacked stone look. but it’s also crazy expensive. so many remodels i see use that engineered stone shit and i can spot the sham a mile a way. but, it’s also affordable so am guessing that’s the reason it’s fucking everywhere. ugh or railroad ties. i can’t.

would someone make this for me? a stone bowl of succulents? cool. thanks.

yes to jasmine. yes to vines climbing up your house.

i’d love it if you all could share your favorite garden/yard/landscape sources. blogs, pinterest boards, online mags…etc.

thanks friends.