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Indiana Project: Landscaping

We worked hard Saturday in the 90 degree heat on the landscaping and fine tuning the lot at the Indiana project. There is a lot to be done. When a house is under construction for many months and work trucks are driving all over what was already a poor excuse for a lawn, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

Back sconces

front planting beds

Construction debris has to be raked away, dead limbs have to be cut, existing shrubs have to be pruned/shaped, a lawn may have to be installed.

plantings beside rear deck

dogwood

Indiana roof

We purchased our plant stock back in January, so it was transported over, unloaded and ready to be placed. My Mom and I typically do the layouts and we shoot from the hip when it comes to landscape design.

Leucothoe

Light over back door

We are far from done after this weekend but its a start.

Juniper closeup

Some friendly neighbors came over and asked to tour the house and we obliged. They spent a while inside and emerged with some pretty positive feedback. I happen to know which house is theirs in town and I’m pretty impressed with their home but they want to move to Indiana! They described our renovation as “breathtaking”…this makes me feel great. After all, this is a huge risk and to hear something like that gives you a tiny bit of relief.
 
 
 
 

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8 Responses
  • Amanda
    June 14, 2010

    Maybe I can get a quick preview this week? :) I want my breath to escape me too.

  • sarah
    June 14, 2010

    Amanda- I think that can be arranged.

  • Leila
    June 14, 2010

    I absolutely LOVE the color you chose (I know it was tough to settle on it!), and the little trim details in white look fabulous. And that light fixture is the coolest!!!

  • Sarah
    June 14, 2010

    Lelia-thanks for the kind words, we are VERY pleased with the color too

  • Courtney Lloyd
    July 8, 2010

    Landscaping is very important in both the business offices and at home. it makes your yard impressive.””:

  • Londen
    May 31, 2011

    Love your blog and Love the houses you have taken on, everything is fabulous! We will be starting exterior renovations on our bungalow wanna be soon. Can you tell me about the exterior lighting on the Indiana house? I’m off to read all the past posts about it so maybe I will find it there.

    Thanks!

    • Sarah
      May 31, 2011

      Londen-the front and rear sconces are Restoration Hardware, the swan neck light is World Imports from CSN Lighting.

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