Hi, Hi, Hi,
Welcome to Week 4 of the Yard Transformation challenge, hosted by my friend Nat at Simple family crazy life
I’m super excited to say that we have completed staining our fence!!! Yay. We did this in pieces. I pressure washed portions as I was ready to stain them. I started by doing the hardest parts first. The back fence is shorter, but has that horrible lattice top that I HATE. It’s awful to paint. I had to work around the roses and existing flowers, so I opted to get these parts done first, and saved the panels without any obstructions for last. This is when Greg decided to help with the staining…hmmmm. We ended up going with the BEHR Semi-Transparent Stain. Here are a couple of shots of the finished fence and planters.
Here is what this planter looks like in July when the Lillies are in bloom. This is 2 months after the above photo
Here is the strawberry garden update. We lost 2 of them, but no worries, these guys propagate like crazy, so in a few months this bed should be all filled up. I’ll drop in another update later. Also, it’s super hard to grow grass under here, because it’s always in the shade, so I bought some dense grass seed by Scott’s. Hopefully it will fill in. Stay tuned for updates. By the way I’m thinking about moving the little cherry blossom tree to a better location, I think the original owner planted the tree first, and then added to raised bed after.
I did a quick pop of extra colour by adding this beautiful hanging basket. I may add a couple more. I love these super cool hooks that pop into the top of the post cap.
I will also be adding some instant colour with annuals but haven’t made that trip to the store yet. Right now the yard is FULL of greenery, and I’ just waiting for everything to burst forth!! It should be pretty amazing by week 6!!!!!
It’s a bit of a short update this week. But getting the fence stained used up most of my time. But I have some BIG updates planned for the next 2 weeks. Please come back and check in. It’s really starting to look fabulous in the back yard.
See you next week
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