Right after the thaw this spring
After I removed the rock and plastic. I was super excited until I stuck my shovel in. Uggg hard clay.
In order to grown anything we needed to remove the clay and add some top soil. There was also a big concrete pad that the tv antenne formerly stood on. See square in soil on bottom right.
They were surprisingly able to remove the HUGE concrete chunk. Here is after the new soil was put in. Kids havin' a good ole' time playing in it!
Then the hubby got me a huge rock for my landscaping! My favorite anniversary gift ever!!
Rocks in place! Ready for plants!
Plants in!! Lots of Rhododendrons, azeleas, asters and sea trift. Also gonna put in some tulips and crocus. Got all the bushes for $5 or less. End of season sales rock!!!
Notice our shutters! Painted them and added the others that were not hung! It's looking much better around here! Back garden post to come!