Here's how it looked when we closed on the house:
He's in the middle of diggin up the oak stump, and I've got the 6 hedge stumps going. It's hard, sweaty work and my hands are so tired! I've got one left to go but he's got a ways to go on that tree stump still. We should finish this evening
Because we don't really get to see this side of the house often, I'm not going to put a ton of money and work into it, but I would like it to look nice. The neighbors will likely be walking a bit on it as they get in and out of their car, since it runs alongside their driveway, so a gravel base or path of some kind is a smart idea.
I like the concrete stepping stones here:
The tall cactus here is kind of fun.
I like the decomposed granite with the stepping stones and the tall blue grasses.
I also like the concrete pavers with the large black stones in between. I also like the big pot, but again, that's probably not going to happen!
So - back to work getting the last of the stumps out, then I have to dig the grass up and create a base for my gravel, mounding the dirt against the house. Since we've been getting so many free plants, I'll probably just get this ready and see what comes up!