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Monday, August 30, 2010

Home Makeover- Florida Style

Kev and I helped someone landscape the front of their house to prepare for the house to be sold. It was an all day Saturday project. 9 AM to 6 PM. I am so sore I can barely walk...


minus the light plants and stone edging on the ground- that is just sitting there for the new landscaping. If you look closely you'll see kev already digging up shrubs.


What we did:

  • Changed broken sprinkler heads
  • Put spotlights that will shine up on the house at night
  • Pulled up all the half dead shrubs and evened out the soil levels
  • Laid gravel to drain the rain runoff from the roof properly
  • Scrubbed the front planter and the house walls to remove mold and dirt
  • placed the stone edging
  • planted flowers in all the planters
  • placed stone edging around shrubs on the edge of the driveway
  • stone edging and flowers around mailbox
  • Bark dusted all flower beds

The homeowner hasn't said if they like it but Kev and I think it has great curb appeal now, and according to advisers that help sell houses- $275 worth of materials will regain $3,000 on return of investment.

2 Notes to the Queen Bee:

Allison said...

Are you seriously selling?

Renee said...

Looks great! A definite improvement. And if it's free labor you're handing out, I've got a house in mind that could use some of your landscaping magic....