Below, the hedges and driveway just after weeding and trimming but before i edged the driveway
next is a pic of mary helping trim the bushes. mary's a lady i do the dog rescue with and she has been AWESOME! thanks to mary, i got about 90% of the plants for FREE. our yard would not be the same without her!!
mary is great because she helped THIS happen:
while it (right) doesn't look like anything exciting, this hole USED to be a big, fat bush (photo lacking, sorry). a big fat bush that didn't want to go anywhere. i bet we spent close to 10 hours trying to get it out of there!!! we finally succeeded and it's really opened up the back yard!!! i'm so pumped. thanks mary!!
then, we moved on to other yard areas. below is the flower bed hubs and i installed/created, it's still a bit rag-tag looking, but this area just had random plants sticking in the ground with crazy weeds all over. this is a MARKED improvement!! you can't really tell, but those first couple plants (lower left corner) are baby HOSTAS! i found them choked by weeds in the back and rescued them. so far they seem to be thriving in the front, which is good. you'll soon see that my love of hostas borders on unhealthy...
this is tweedle dee and tweedle dum, helping out. they also love yardwork! juno, unfortunately, is less than enthused
finally, this is what the place looked like all spruced up:
more updates coming! turns out i LOVE yardwork :)