Flower beds are so vital to your house and how you display it to others. There’s a variety of things that you can do to your front flower bed to welcome all visitors and to just show off your home. Our flowerbeds have gone through quite the transformations over the years, however I think the latest one turned out to be the best one.
As you can see from the photo above, we used to have three, very large, bushes out front that pretty much took over most of our flower beds. However over time, the backs of these bushes began to die, very slowly. You can’t tell from this angle, but if you were to sit on the porch and look behind them, you could clearly see right through them! :) Gradually the longer the bushes were there (a good 25+ years), we realized how much moisture the held into that little area. The mulch, the bricks, everything was just damp; and we all know what dampness brings…yep…bugs.
Also, we pretty much used these bushes as a privacy for the windows behind them. The windows used to be the half bath and our office. It wasn’t exactly something that we wanted people to see in to. However, after the huge home remodel last year, and then getting all new windows for the house, we realized we needed a change and wanted people to see the new windows. We also realized the dampness wasn’t exactly helping the house out and we needed it to air out.
Therefore, all the bushes were dug out and we re-mulched everything, cleaned the house off, and planted much smaller bushes! We also found a cut wooden bench that we painted white to display some country decoration accents (there is burlap on the bench so the flower posts don’t end up staining the bench).
Isn’t it cute? I feel like it’s much more inviting and definitely changes the WHOLE look of the house. Everything is much brighter and definitely not as dull and dreary looking! It honestly wasn’t that expensive to create, but was definitely long overdue! And PS – the moisture is gone and so are the bugs! :)