Back in October, I posted about some big changes to our yard. We started by removing a large tree from beside our house. Then in November we replaced all the chain link fence with wooden privacy and picket fencing. The fence that separated our yard from our neighbors to the left was in bad shape, so we approached them about removing their fence and putting up a new fence on our property, and they agreed. You can see the before photos here.
Here is the new side entrance. I love the little gate and the copper caps on the posts. I couldn't resist adding a Christmas wreath to the gate since this is the entrance we use most often. It adds a nice touch of holiday cheer!
Here's the new double gate into back yard. I'm envisioning a hydrangea bush in the corner, outside the fence. Or maybe a rose bush ...
Below is a view of the new privacy fence in back yard. The old chain link was fairly close to the bird feeder. See how much space we gained by moving the fence back to just inside our property line? I'd like to plant a few tall-growing junipers along the back of the fence for additional privacy, with one in the corner to hide the ugly telephone pole. My husband and I love Japanese maples so we'd like to incorporate at least one into the landscape plans. We've talked about adding a floating deck next year -- and maybe a fire pit, depending on our budget.
It will take some time, but I think our yard will eventually be a peaceful and beautiful place for us to relax and entertain. If you have any landscaping suggestions, please share them! I'd love to hear your ideas.