This post is sponsored by Masters.
It’s done – wahoo! The Man and I worked hard over the weekend to finish the front yard and we’re so happy with how it turned out.
Let’s back up a bit though and have a reminder of the before shots and inspiration and also a couple of in-progress shots. (I won’t go into too much technical detail but I’m more than happy to answer if you have any questions about the plants or materials.)
As you may be able to tell from the glaring sun and half-dead lawn in the photos, we’ve been experiencing some rather hot weather. Our cold ciders were definitely well-deserved at the end of the day as the yard now looks a little something like this:
A red brick house with blue-grey trim is not something I would choose if it were up to me, but I quite like how the warm timber and grey metal of the storage box complement the colour scheme.
Two established yuccas either side of the bench were ideal because they are drought-tolerant which is perfect for the dry Adelaide climate (and my lazy gardening style).
We opted for a dwarf Japanese Maple for the tree in the lawn. Once it grows it will provide some summer shade and privacy for our giant living room windows, while letting the winter sun in.
We actually have no flowering plants in our back courtyard (I was going for a lush evergreen look out there) so I was itching for some colour and prettiness at the front.
I am loving the sweet pink pots by the front door and the hanging plants and evergreen bush softening the edge of the porch.
And you know I’m over the moon that guests can not only see the house number but also walk in an unobstructed path to the front door – hooray!
Here is the before and after for you:
Barring the fact that we clearly need to be a bit more vigilant about our lawn care (the first photo was taken after a wet spring and the second was taken after a hot summer week, okay?), we are stoked with the result.
Thanks so much to Masters for giving me the opportunity to finally tackle our sad-looking exterior. It’s definitely a much nicer sight to come home to.
Shopping voucher provided by Masters Home Improvement. Opinions are my own.