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ranch, yard, path, front yard, makeoverFor this week’s Before & After I have a lovely front yard transformation that I found over at Foodie is the New Forty. This sweet little ranch house begged for a yard that would make its mid century-esque exterior sing, but the homeowners knew it was going to take a lot of hard work and a hefty budget, as well as the help of a landscaping crew. Optimista (which is the moniker she goes by on her blog) was tired of the weeds and general frump-factor radiating from the exterior of the house, so she decided it was finally time and enlisted the help of Dearen Landscapes. Read the full post

front yard, makeover, overhaul, arbor

Just a quick write up this week, but I think you’ll love the photos- I found this front yard update over at a blog called Farmhouse Life. The homeowners wanted to get rid of the overgrown cherry tree which was becoming a maintenance issue and also find a way to create a screen the view between their porch and driveway. Here is what they came up with… Read the full post

jerry galanti, backyard, design, makeover, before & after, dry landscape, hardscape, no grass, pavers

Hey everyone! I hope all your landscapes are thriving with color and curiosity during this first week of summer! It’s been a beautiful June here in Wisconsin– lots of rain, but nothing a good rain jacket won’t take care of. The flowers are loving it and it’s been nice to just let the garden do its thing. Anyway, let’s get onto the featured post! You may remember seeing Jerry Galanti’s work on the blog from time to time in the past. This week’s Before & After features a makeover out of Los Angeles, California. Jerry sent a few photos along with a quick write up about the project, stating that the homeowners had slightly different desires for the space. The wife wanted a clean and minimal look, but the husband wanted to keep his prized roses and vegetable gardens…2 very different ideas if you ask me! Click ahead to see what Jerry came up with!

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Every time Drea and her husband Alex peered out of the window of their South Florida home, they were  met with nothing but this unsightly backyard view. But after what I can only assume was a lot of planning and time, things began to come together and soon they were greeted by a welcome view of a brand new backyard. Read the full post

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Hey everyone! I hope you haven’t missed the not-so-weekly weekly Before & After posts over the past half month. I’m hoping that the lull was only temporary and that we can be back to our regularly scheduled broadcast. Anyway, you might remember Penny’s fantastic backyard makeover that I posted sometime last fall….well, this woman has some serious drive and ambition because it looks like she’s come full circle with a brand new sideyard makeover! Check it out…

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When Brittany from Life as the Mrs. noticed that her yard was in an unacceptable state of disarray, she couldn’t be bothered by it any more. So she did what I would love to be able to do sometimes and called a landscaper. Don’t get me wrong- I highly enjoy being out in my yard, but there are times when it would just be so nice to have something done! But anyway, click through to see what he came up with. Read the full post

pergola, walkway, backyard, no grass, xeriscape, small yard, shade

I found this makeover the other morning over at a website called Wood & Bones. The homeowners were seeking more shade for their sunny backyard but knew that it could take years if they planted a tree and relied on its future canopy. So instead of waiting, Bill decided to build a new pergola as a corridor for their new pathway.

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