New Trees

One of the last big landscaping tasks this year at the Verona house was planting new trees. I called in the pros from Boley’s Tree and Landscaping services, since the new trees being planted were much bigger than what I’m capable of doing myself. They came in and took down two of the dying pine … Continue reading New Trees

Landscaping Complete

I finished all of the landscaping tasks I had planned for spring, which was a pretty exhaustive list, along with a number of other minor outdoor projects. Here was the full list of tasks I had planned: Climbing plants along wall Improve planters outside sitting room and library Replace cut down trees Plant something in … Continue reading Landscaping Complete

Landscaping Update

Throughout April and the first part of May, I’ve been steadily working my way through a long list of landscaping tasks and improvements. The most noticeable tasks have been adding bark, clearing out a huge amount of underbrush, felling a couple of trees to open up the front of the house, and planting new bushes, … Continue reading Landscaping Update

Spring Lawn

Over the past month, I’ve worked hard to try to improve the lawn. Along with all the normal maintenance tasks (fertilizer, dethatching, aerating, and mowing) I’ve re-leveled certain parts of the law, and planted a lot of grass seed and patch filler. It’s a work in progress, but it’s slowly coming along. For at least … Continue reading Spring Lawn

Power Washing

When I was cleaning up brush and removing bushes from around the front of the house as part of my overall spring landscaping efforts, I noticed that a significant amount of moss, dirt, and general grime had built up on the front of the house, especially the roof and around the windows above the front … Continue reading Power Washing

Re-Leveling Pavers

Another early spring project ┬áthat I’d needed to do for the past couple of years was to re-level the pavers on the back patio. The house has several sections of pavers: at the exit of the garage side-door, along a pathway heading down to the lower patio, and on the patio with the hot tub. … Continue reading Re-Leveling Pavers