Hello everyone and Happy New Year! As I watched the ball drop last night, I started to think about my New Year’s Resolutions. Sure, I have many of the typical health-related resolutions this year but I have also resolved to beautify by outdoor space and spruce up my landscape design. My home may only be 8 years old but because every home in our community was built at the same time, it tends to lack some individuality. Inside I have made my mark with paint colors, fabric choices, and interior decorating but I have failed to put my own stamp on things outdoors.
I’m going to start by building a large deck off the back of our house. After finally getting HOA approval, I will be able to break ground on this in the next coming weeks. I can hardly wait for this much-anticipated project to be done because not only will it make use of our otherwise unusable sloped back yard, but it will also drastically increase our outdoor living space. Once the deck is complete it will be time for me to select some patio furniture, including an outdoor dining table, some casual seating, and a child-sized chair or three.
As great as my back yard plans are, I am not stopping there. I am also going to be pulling out old plants from my front flower bed, replacing them with some beautiful artificial ones, trimming back overgrown bushes, and adding a bit of personality to my front yard. All of these projects will be featured right here on the Artificial Plants and Trees blog in the coming months. By spring time I plan on completely revamping the curb appeal of my own, even though I have no plans on going anywhere any time soon.
Join me on my resolution and spend the next couple months sprucing up your landscape design. When you do, be sure to send us plenty of before and after pictures. They could be featured right here on our blog.
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