I found myself over at Melissa Brandman’s photography blog a few weeks ago while I was scouting for great before & after. I found her front yard facelift – but also, twenty minutes later, I was lost in a sea of gorgeous photos. Eventually, I remembered that I was only there for the front yard makeover Google had brought me to.
Needless to say, I’ve been back to her blog a few more times since then– one of the best parts, and biggest time sweepers, about combing the internet for a great before and after is that I end up coming across a lot of pretty amazing people. And most of the time, these amazing people have done some pretty inspiring outdoor projects.
Take this front yard, for example; what was once a flat and lifeless stretch of landscape has been stirred into a yard that’s lively and welcoming. There are all the standard things that make a front garden better – namely, less grass, more details, lots more variety in planting, and some zippy color.
Lots of plants, shrubs, and trees now line the perimeter of the driveway and soften the feel of the front yard. A path was added, and a fence was installed to the right of the house as well.
I really like the repetition of plants and the interesting trees, as well as the curved border that gives more flow to the left of the yard.
I’d love to see this house ten years from now when the trees and plants have matured. Lovely job, Melissa- it really feels like a whole new house!
If you have a great garden-related makeover project that you would like to share with PITH + VIGOR readers, please send us pictures and tell us about it.
Images by Melissa Brandman.