Who doesn't love a dramatic before and after? I've already shown you the first phase of this project (here) but I thought a little picture by picture run down would be fun.
To begin: The view from the street right after we moved in.
First phase: Remove that ugly rusted fence and hateful juniper bushes. Juniper in Gin? Great. In my front yard? Not for me.
Phase two: Trees. Buh-Bye
Phase three: Planting!
Last Wednesday the guys from NurseryTrees.com planted five English Laurels. I now am the proud owner of shrubbery. We chose Laurels for their reputation for their look and speedy growth. Soon (about 5 years) we should have a nice tall hedge that provides privacy but doesn't block the view. It will be great to have a usable front yard instead of the monster pit from before.
Here's one more just to compare:
I'd say it's an improvement.