March 24, 2010

Before: The Back Yard

Spring has sprung, and I am finally getting to work in the yard. Aces!

Right now I am mainly doing clean-up --- raking errant leaves, picking up sticks, and pulling ivy (no relation). I’ve been snapping some “after” shots of my work, but haven’t shown the “before” shots of yard. So without further ado…

Note: Don't freak out at how green everything is in Kentucky in March. All these pictures were taken last summer.

Shot of the backyard. Doesn’t look so bad, does it? In fact, you’re probably thinking, “my, what a lovely yard Meg has! Do we really need a ‘before’ and ‘after’ post on the yard?” We do.

Back right corner of the house. During the “after” reveal you will see a gate hidden behind this mess. My very own Secret Garden

Site of the secret gate

Some vine (still don’t know what it is but it’s prolific) killing one of my trees. I am hoping that when this tree falls it will fall on the power lines – not enough to start a fire but enough so the power company pays to have it removed.

Back right corner of the yard

Back right corner of yard with neighbor's dog that barks incessantly

Back left corner of the yard, behind the garage

Monkey grass growing next to the house


As you can see, it's going to be a lot of work. But so far, so good!

How about you? What yard work have you started on this spring?


  1. I hope your neighbor doesn't see what you wrote about his dog.

  2. where are the after pics?

  3. Megan, you have to wait until an "after" post. You can't just give away the farm.

  4. What a lovely yard. Can't wait to see how it turns out!