Before I start on about my plantings for 2009, I would like show you some before and after photos of the house and yard.
Several months after we moved in, we did a few upgrades; had the exterior of the house painted and added new windows throughout.
The one major remodel we did was to redo the retaining wall; we got rid of the concrete slabs and added stone pavers. We also moved the entrance to our house. See the image below. This remodel has made a major difference in the overall look of the house. We absolutely love the change!