Monday, July 31, 2017

Landscape Enhancements

We've been trying to enhance our landscaping while our home is on the market.  I bought three of these pretty mauve colored grasses to put in front of the air conditioner/heat pump.    

Isn't it pretty?  Love the color; so different.

When I bought them they were only about a foot high.  They've grown considerably and are about 3 feet tall now.  

We also had two decent sized oak trees planted on opposite sides of our fence.  They are about 10 - 12 feet tall.

To add some more greenery hubby and I planted six burning bushes; three on either side.

Earlier this summer, we planted three red maples or "swamp" maples.  They are supposed to grow fairly quickly.  We staked them as they are immature trees and we get a lot of wind.  

The evergreens we planted last fall.

I think one of the pit falls with a newer home is new landscaping.  It takes a while for trees and shrubs to mature.  

I guess the right person just hasn't come along yet to see all the gardening potential in the yard.  That was one of the reason I liked our lot so well.

Hope your Monday is off to a great start!