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February 7, 2013 / JustinKays Porter

Front Weed Patch Makeover (Yard! I mean front yard…)

While the boys were busy inside the house sanding, vacuuming, and finishing the floors, the girls were outside, weeding. I wish I could say we did more, but the majority of our weekend was spent attacking the various overgrown areas in the front yard. I’m not just talking about little annoying weeds here: I’m talking waist-high (okay, maybe just knee-high) weed bushes. And they did not go willingly!

Sadly, I don’t have a before picture of the weed patch. We were just too excited to get in there that it didn’t occur to me to take any photos (I’ll get better, I promise!). But just think, this nice pile of dirt you see was a weed infested nightmare a few hours before:

The post-weeding front yard. See all the garbage bags and the big green garbage can? All FULL of weeds!

The post-weeding front yard. See all the garbage bags and the big green garbage can? All FULL of weeds!

The post-weeding front yard left us with a mulberry tree and one plant. To try to keep the weeds at bay (who knew if we got them all?), we spread weed cloth over the dirt, and covered everything up with some redwood bark. This is a temporary fix to the front yard, until we figure out what else to do with it. But at least know when we come home, we don’t have the eyesore weed patch! Now, we have this:


Redwood bark = way better than weeds!

On the far side of our brick semi-circle driveway, Chels and Kimmi went to town on more weeds. I think they are having way too much fun…


Look at those sisters. How did I get so lucky to be related to these two?!

Here is what we did with the planter just off the front porch: pulled up all the plants, planted some salvaged plants from our weeding extravaganza, and covered it all with redwood bark. We really like that stuff 🙂


Watering the new and improved planters

And then there is Kirbie… our fearless cheerleader.


Kirbs found a “soft” spot to watch the activities from

End result: front yard tackled, for now. There is still more work and more planning to be done, but for now it looks good enough for us!


Front porch: check!

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