Monday, July 14, 2014

Project Curb Appeal: Removing Overgrown Bushes

In our last curb appeal post, we completed a super easy mailbox makeover. Today's project required a lot more manual labor.

Yet again, the hubs took on this project all by himself. He's my hero. Seriously.

Here's what we were working with when we moved in:

Kind dreary in winter, huh?

It's a little less dreary in the summer. And definitely more lively with some adorable kids:

We just were not feeling those giant bushes. So, we decided to rip them out and replace them with some azaleas and other perennials.

The first step in this process was to remove the bushes. Justin took his sawzall to the bushes...

And yuck, things look pretty messy here. Then came digging out the roots which proved to be even more difficult. Justin spent almost a whole day digging those root balls out with a shovel.

But of course Justin got it done and planted new baby azaleas and begonias. We have a little bit of an adorable bunny issue in the neighborhood, so I did a little research and found that begonias are supposedly bunny resistant. We will see!

Awww, so pretty! Thank you to my wonderful husband for all of his hard work.

Now, to address those brown colored shutters and trim :) 

Tell me, what recent curb appeal projects have you been up to?


  1. What a difference! We have a big curb appeal project happening next week! Can't wait to show it off;0)

    1. Thanks, Jayleen. Can't wait to see what you've done!