Sooo as it is SLOWLY warming up here in the northern Midwest, I am turning my attention to our yard and garden.
However, as I walked around our house I began to feel a sinking feeling that this yard and house are helpless and hopeless.
Please, take my hand and I will guide you on a tour of the wonders of a home where two people have NO idea how to landscape.
This is our garage door. It has new guts but the shell is still the original that was built with the house about 20 some years ago..
You can see where I attempted to cover the bare spots, hence the two shades of gray.
There is no paint that will cover this.
This door is OLD and broken and chipping, and not the good chipping, the wood is actually peeling from whatever it is that is trying to hold it together.
But wait! Come closer...
See that crack?
Wanna hear a funny story?
Sure you do.....
I made that crack!!
How you ask?
Well, I actually tried to back out of the garage while the door was closed!!!
Yup, while it was closed.
Imagine my surprise when I stopped suddenly!
Wanna hear what else I have backed into?
Sure you do!
A Garden Weasel - remember those, I think I punctured the tire.
A grill - don't ask, I think it was planted there on purpose.
My friend's car - totaled the front end, I am still blaming my 6 year old at the time.
A couple trash cans, some bushes that scratched the car
of course the garage!
Hey, at least I am consistent!! :)
OK, let's continue..
In the front of the house you see that I am making the best of my Christmas window boxes.
Sad, I know.
You can walk up the pathway past the boxes right up to our...
Be careful not to roll your ankle on the rocks on the way to front door.
We added on about 5 years ago and have yet to fix the front.
Our front porch needs help.....alot of help.
Believe it or not I planted grass seed last year in the bare spots.....not really sure where it went.
Ok, lets take a stroll to the backyard.
Please be careful on the railroad ties because they are all rotted out and will give way at any time.
When we moved in there was greenery that covered the bottom under our tree.
Not really sure where that went either.
Same thing on this side of the "stairs".......just gone!!!
We did have a Rose of Sharon in the spot next to the water spout but we had to take that out because it was planted so close to the house that it blocked the dryer vent. We tried just trimming it but it was just not in a good spot.
That is also the sad state of my garden. I was able to get out yesterday and work on it so it looks a little better.
I am completely and utterly stumped when it comes to landscaping. I have a dead thumb and cannot keep anything alive. Our yard has slowly begun to wash away and the trees make it hard to grow grass.
SO, this year I am just cleaning up the garden a bit, maybe plant a couple new things, but I am going to turn my attention to pots and hanging baskets.
If I can't make it pretty, maybe I can cover it up!!
Thank you for coming on this tour with me, hopefully soon I will be able to show you a few pretty things outside as the buds are beginning to come out.
Have a great day!