August in Connecticut means our yard is looking beat up. We don’t have irrigation so watering is all on us. Which means… it doesn’t get done. BUT… thanks to my friends at Gilmour, they’re giving me a fighting chance! I also recruited a band of merry watering helpers which made it MUCH easier too!
The exterior of our house was one of the first things I fell in love with! Classic details… columns… dental trim… and just a hint of rot. Lots and lots of rot. Grrrr. The previous owners had allowed the trees and bushes to hang over the porches which meant years of snow and rain just sitting on the wood. See how I made over both porches in a weekend!
Any of you who have been following along with my Instagram stories lately know that we’ve taken out two biiiiig trees around our patio. I wanted to share our experiences with tree removal with you! Something about removing a big beautiful tree always feels sad to me, and I’ve rarely taken them out without moments of regret that we might be making a mistake. Here are some of the reasons we’ve come to for taking out trees in our own yard.
I’m a blogging loser and am sharing one of my favorite projects again with you here. Before you go thinking I’m just recycling content (which I am…), know this: I am WILDLY better at this whole blogging racket now than I was three years ago. And by wildly, I mean ‘occasionally.’ Also? These are TRULY one of my favorite projects so I made them again, took some more pictures AND added a video.