Sunday, August 19, 2012

Out of the Jungle

We began looking for a new house in January of this year. We found a house in February while there was still snow on the ground. We then closed in mid-April and moved beginning of May. When we finally got settled, we started paying attention to the landscaping needs. One side of our house was a jungle. We had honeysuckle overtaking the steep hillside, weeds up to our knees, and a permanent deer path. It was awful.


Because of the steepness of the hill, I was slightly concerned with tackling the project ourselves. We hired a local landscaper, Outside Image.

I'm happy with the outcome. I really like how this layout will allow me to add my own touches over the years.

Contractor's AFTER

Of course, Andy and I didn't last long leaving the landscaping alone. We spent Saturday morning wondering around a nursery picking out deer resistant plants and a few more shrubs. Once we got home we set to work  digging holes and planting the new additions.

Howley's AFTER


  1. Ooh it looks good! I wonder what color your hydrangea is going to end up being?

  2. It feels like I'm actually there!

  3. Hanna,
    The bottom left should stay a really deep pink. The bottom right hydrangea we will attempt to convert to blue and the top is called a Limelight and should be white/green blooms.