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Before & After: Stella’s Front Yard Fix

front yard, city, stones, landscape, enhance, improve, plants, hostas, stonesThe morning holds a dull and rainy sky here in south central Wisconsin. But I’m okay with it….mid June and I haven’t had to water a single time this year! The gardens are looking pretty spectacular so far and while I could pull on my rain jacket and go move a few plants I think I’d rather stay in and blog. I found this great front yard makeover this morning and I was really excited that it included some beautiful landscaping stone. I’m waiting for 3000 lbs of limestone to be delivered so I’ve been lusting over any and all types of retaining walls. This one takes first prize for today.

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Stella decided that she didn’t want anything to do with grass, so instead she opted to build up her small city plot with a variety of wall stone called “Earth Rainbow.” She researched retaining wall construction before she got started so there wouldn’t be any surprises after all her hard work, and once it was all complete, a few hostas and grasses were added alongside a new hydrangea. She finished it off with a rich, brown mulch and called it a day. I love a simple makeover that’s as high-impact as this one. Nice job, Stella! –erin

If you have a great garden related makeover project that you would like to share with Studio ‘g’ readers please send us pictures and tell us about it! We’d love to hear from you. 

Images by: Stella of Stella’s Yard

 

r-greayer_55a-short-253x253Rochelle Greayer is a writer, landscape designer, farmers market manageress, former physicist rocket scientist & founder and editor of PITH +VIGOR. Author of Cultivating Garden Style : Inspired Ideas and Practical Advice to Unleash Your Garden Personality (her first solo book) she also writes for Apartment Therapy and hosts garden related and floral workshops in her barn in Harvard, MA.  Want to know more?
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