Saturday, May 29, 2021

Landscaping Project




April and May have been busy months in my garden.

For a number of years, our centipede grass has been declining due to shade and mole problems.  In April, we sought professional help with a landscaping project and replaced our damaged grass with zoysia grass which is more suitable for shade. I am especially proud of my new brick paver walkways. Today's post shows before and after pictures and the amazing transformation.


Very sad!



We have cut a lot of trees and replaced the centipede grass several times, to no avail. Finally, I knew we had to replace the damaged grass with zoysia.

Brick pavers standing ready for the walkways.

A huge trailer was filled with the old grass and hauled away. The area was leveled out better and preparation made for the new sod.







Paths were dug out for the walkways. Improvements were made for better water flow.
I was amazed it took five men only five days to complete the project.





Before
After




The pea gravel and crushed granite is a neater look and doesn't have to be replaced like pine straw. 
What do you think of the transformation?
I am enjoying the new walkways and having grass again. It has greened up nicely since these pictures were made. 

This is my happy place, tablescaping in my hydrangea garden.

35 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, Bonnie, how very exciting! It's absolutely beautiful. How fortunate you were to get workers and to get that done completed. You're good for another 15 yrs, lol.

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  2. Thanks so much, Rita. I was very pleased with their work.

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  3. Bonnie, it looks fabulous! That was a lot of work for them to complete in five days. I am most surprised that the landscaper had help, many in our area cannot find workers. I know you are so excited to have that job finished. I love that last photo of you in the garden, you look beautiful and radiant. We have been out in the garden all day and came in for lunch. Enjoy your weekend with family!

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    1. Thank you, Pam for your kind remarks.
      There is so much to do in the garden this time of year. I still have some pruning to do when I get home.

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  4. This is a beautiful transformation Bonnie. Your gardens are lovely. You look so beautiful in your pink. Blessings to you.

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    1. Diane, You are so sweet. I appreciate your kind remarks.

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  5. This is a beautiful transformation Bonnie. Your gardens are lovely. You look so beautiful in your pink. Blessings to you.

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  6. This is a beautiful transformation Bonnie. Your gardens are lovely. You look so beautiful in your pink. Blessings to you.

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  7. This is a beautiful transformation Bonnie. Your gardens are lovely. You look so beautiful in your pink. Blessings to you.

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  8. Hi Bonnie,

    I love this picture of you -- just beautiful!! Your lawn is a sight to behold now, isn't it? I know how good you must feel to see the improvements; we are in the midst of some remodeling projects, too, and will shortly be having some landscaping done. We can't wait to see the finished look! :) Our property (house and yard) looked so tired, and I'm so thankful to finally be getting these things done.

    I love your pea gravel and crushed granite; have never seen that combination, but it looks gorgeous. Your brick walkway is so, so pretty, and I know you will enjoy it for many years to come. Thanks for sharing all this beauty with us, and I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, my friend.

    Hugs to you,

    Denise

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    1. So good to hear from you, Denise. Thank you for your visit and nice comments. I really appreciate it.
      I look forward to seeing the completion of your projects.
      We are in Texas visiting our son and his family for the Memorial Day holiday.

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  9. Ooh Bonnie, I love this amazing transformation! the pea gravel looks so neat and I love the way it looks, so much better that pine straw I think. I've been trying to convince hubby to do the same with the little back walkway we have. Goodness, the new walkway is fabulous, looks so pretty running the length of your house and you are going to love the new grass. You look beautiful in the last photo. Congratulation, great planning.......

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Emily! I do like the pea gravel and crushed granite and walkways. The new grass is so welcome also. Thenks for conpliments.

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  10. Oh Bonnie, I know you are thrilled with your gorgeous garden update! the brick walks look lovely and the zoysia grass is a big beautiful improvement, and now you can really enjoy your happy place! I hope you're having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
    Jenna
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you Jenna, for your nice and appreciated comments.
      I love thinking of you at the beach with your family. We are not at the beach but are enjoying our family.

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  11. Hydrangeas are my very favorite! Super job on the garden re-do. Everything is lovely, Bonnie!

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    1. Thank you Ricki! Hydrangeas do make me happy.
      Enjoy your weekend.

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  12. How exciting! This was a huge process, but the end result is fabulous! And you look fabulous in your garden. I know you will enjoy this new cleaned up look. The brick pavers really make a statement.

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    1. It was a huge process but I am very pleased with the result. Now, I can walk around without getting my feet wet.
      Thanks for your visit and compliments.

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  13. Good morning, Bonnie. Such a beautiful transformation and one you will enjoy for many years. Your garden is lovely and I know you are so happy to have this project finished.
    The photo of you at the end is just beautiful - you look so happy.

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    1. Thank you Sandra for your visit and very sweet comments. Yes, I am happy to have this project finished.

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  14. Such a big transition and it all looks fabulous. It is sop exciting to have new projects. Your garden is lovely. I love hydrangeas. You look lovely Bonnie with your happy place. Happy summer Bonnie.

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  15. I am completely blown away by the transformation, Bonnie. It looks like an entirely different yard and I'm in awe they could do that so quickly. I love the walkway. Your yard is beautiful. I'm loving the hydrangea bush, too. That last photo of you is definitely a keeper. Gorgeous you in that perfect dress, a lovely arrangement and all is well with the world!

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  16. What a beautiful transformation Bonnie. I love it. Lady, you are so very pretty and I am quite sure your happy place is one to be happy in...YES on the hydrangea's. They are so pretty. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Cindy, You are very kind. I love it when the hydrangeas bloom. I can't wait to cut some for arrangememts.

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  17. Wow Bonnie, what a beautiful transformation! You look absolutely so lovely in your “happy place”!

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