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8/31/2009

Before and After: Brooklyn Garden

I hope this before and after will inspire some heavy duty DIY.  This project is not for the light hearted, but these homeowners did a terrific job of transforming their space from dismal and dreary to lively and pretty all by themselves.

before and after brookyn garden makeover

They had to remove and haul out a lot concrete, but with some planning, they were able to salvage some of it too and cut a new arc in it to create a beautiful planting area.

before and after brookyn garden makeover

before and after brookyn garden makeover

I think these guys did a great job of mixing up materials to make an interesting pattern in the patio.

before and after brookyn garden makeover

before and after brookyn garden makeover

I think that their plan to create two separate garden rooms was successful.  And I really like the textural planting that uses a good amount of dark leaved plants, which really pop with the white pergola.

All images by by Finstr and Found via brownstoner

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  1. wini

    September 1st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Rochelle, how are you? Just dropping by and enjoying your blog! This garden transformation is fantastic and so inspiring! I like the pergola and the plant selection too. I just got a quote on some paving for the backyard and it was $10,000 AUD!!! If you can do the paving yourself like this lady did, you can save soooo much money. Wini

  2. rochelle

    September 2nd, 2009 at 6:30 am

    hi wini-
    you shoudl keep a watch here…I am putting in a new front walkway/wall and stairs myself – because even though I am in the business it is so expensive. But by putting in alot of hard labor myself I am getting something really great for much much less. thanks for dropping by…

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