Up until this August, our front yard looked like this. (Hiiiii, neighbors!)
We loved our zero-scaping so much, we embraced it for several months. Maybe years.
It was super low-maintenance. #blessed
The Mr. worked hard leveling the ground, prepping the soil, laying sod, then stone.
Then he planted things.
Earlier this summer, Mr. applied stain to the new stoop (color: chocolate).
Here it is now:
The terra cotta 'backplates' lurking behind the bushes are how we're keeping the soil from washing backwards & under those windows. Not sure whether they're a permanent solution, but we're hoping all the greenery will grow in to camouflage the terra cotta pieces.
I have my eye on a tall planter for this spot, just waiting for a sale. My camera makes the stoop look bowed but I assure you it's level. I know because I whipped out the level to make sure. ;-)
That potted perennial is one of the few things I've managed to keep alive
(Quinn counts, right?).
Alright, we're calling this area done for now. Just in time for it to be covered in leaves, then snow.
Are we timely or what. It's how we do, leave us alone ;-)
More on the mudroom exterior/stoop: