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!
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.
We have a lovely back porch that looks out over the backyard and opens up into the dining room. It’s the perfect spot for relaxing in the summer and it was one of the first spaces I tied together when we moved into this house a couple of years ago. I haven’t really touched it since and… it was time for a little bit of an update.