Carina has been typing on the internets before there was a www in front of everything. This is why she’s cranky and wants to know when you’ll get off her lawn. She resides in a hopelessly outdated home in the Mountain West with a mathematician and three children hell-bent on destruction. Her laundry is not done, but her Twitter is totally up to date. Carina does not have a Tumblr, because get serious.

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Taking on a Home Landscaping Project

A few years ago I decided to redo our front yard. It was mostly grass, a few sad shrubs, old day lilies, and a beautiful birch tree that was way too close to our foundation. I’ve never taken on a home landscaping project before, so I started with talking with a friend who is a landscape designer. She asked me what I had in mind and had me send her some pictures of gardens that I liked. We had to clear everything out last year, and save our pennies, but this is the summer we’re putting in our new front yard!


Take a look at what we have learned so far in taking on this landscaping project!

Front Yard Before Landscaping

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You can see that the yard was dominated by two trees: a large birch and an aspen. The birch was really close to the foundation. The shrubs were nothing special.

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