Archive: Feb 2012

Privacy Fence

A project we got done last fall was putting in a privacy fence – something I have wanted since we closed on the house. Well, five years later that dream finally came true! Not only does it provide more privacy, but we feel like we really expanded our possibilities for the garden. Until now our border consisted of English Ivey overtaking every possible corner. Now we can really get into planting more bushes and backdrop plants.

Speaking of English Ivey, tearing that stuff out was a whole task in itself. One that we had really been dreading! So when we got a fence estimated that included tearing it out we were really relieved. We obviously got our money’s worth too, because the company was working on it a bit longer than they had expected. I believe they commented that this was one of the hardest project’s they’d done. I guess they’re more accustomed to doing business in the ‘burbs where they don’t know what old landscaping looks like. (Ok, admittedly our English Ivey is more invasive than “landscaping,” but ya know.)

Check out some of these before and after photos:




Driveway view:



South facing view:



Looking back at the house:



Let the planting fun begin!

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