Before // During // After, sort of.
What the fuzz, man! I hadn’t looked at ‘before’ pics of the backyard until just now and I kind of frigging miss it! Even though this is supposed to be a ‘big reveal’—-
Not our fault, though; we loved the overgrown secret garden-style deal, but maybe it was the winter, maybe it was our vibes—-those bushes just thinned out and died under our crappy care. They were leggy and obnoxious and had to go.
It was impossible to walk from the garage to the door with grocery bags, so we ripped everything out, sawed the stumps down, ripped out roots for days, and cleared it out.
Japanese sky pencils, confederate jasmine, some juniper, and 30+ bags of rocks later… we’re hoping the jasmine eventually makes its way up over the iron guides the previous owner installed for the vine (the vine that ripped apart the siding of our neighbor’s house, btw) so that it’s lush again and we don’t have to look at… well, you get the idea.