Monday, October 15, 2012

Changes to the Yard

We're making big changes to our yard, slowly but surely. For one, the large oak tree between our house and our neighbor's has been taken down. I admit, I was a little sad to see it go, but considering the damage its roots have done to our property over the years and the advice we've received from several certified arborists to have it removed, it was really the only sensible choice. We've seen the tree get thinner over time, and the leaves begin to turn brown and fall earlier and earlier each year. The fact is, the tree had reached its limit due to its location, which, as you can see, was just feet from our house and our neighbor's house.

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We also had the privet removed from along the side fence (which belongs to our neighbors and isn't in the best of shape), and several smaller trees and brush removed from behind the chain link fence. We will have a 6-foot privacy fence installed along the back to replace the chain link, and since our property line goes back several feet past the current fence, we'll be gaining more yard. After the fence goes up, we'll begin landscaping plans. I'm so excited!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, that was growing close to your house! It's hard when something like that which is actually such a lovely part of your garden but is causing problems and has to go :( I look forward to seeing your landscaping plans x

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