The past couple of days, I was tasked with helping out my Mom at her place to clean up the front of her house with a bit of gardening.
When I showed up, it was obviously not going to be an easy task.
Around the whole front of the house she had nearly ½ a foot of PACKED Gravel in the flower bed from a previous owner.
So with the help of my Step Father, we began the rigorous task of digging it all out.
We used Shovels! We used Rakes! We even broke out a Pick Axe!
After spending close to six hours working away at the rocks we called it a day, making it about halfway past the chimney.
During the digging, my Mom, Step Dad, and my totally awesome son Logan took a quick trip over to the Green House to get a VERY large collection of plants at a really good price! FREE!
The next day, I came over with the kids dead set on finishing the task.
After a tasty lunch, I set up the Play Area in the shade for Zoey to have fun while Logan ran around playing. Every now and then, he’d volunteer to help pick up stray rocks which made it into the grass. Don’t want any lawn mower projectiles around here if we can manage it.
It wasn’t long before my Mom tossed out the idea of a Trellis!
At this time in my life, you’d think I’d know what that word meant, but no… no I didn’t!
After looking it up and being shown a few pictures of what my mom had in mind, I went in a completely different direction!
I grabbed a Tape and took a few measurements on the chimney before getting to work.
It took me roughly thirty minutes to cut the wood and nail it all together. I probably should have looked for plans online or something, but I had an image in my mind of what I felt would look good.
Painted the thing took nearly FOUR TIMES as long as it did to build it.
It’s no secret in my family that I HATE painting. I’ve never liked it in any form. I don’t even like paining on a canvas.
But I sucked it up and got it done!
I think it turned out rather nice, and my Mom absolutely loved it.
After placing the Trellis where it was going to stay, we filled the planter boxes I added to it with fresh Peat Moss and began planting what felt like a never ending supply of flowers in any place my Mom pointed.
Finally, I dumped 7 bags of Cedar Mulch to fill all the gaps.
Everything turned out very nice, especially when Mom pulled out the 4th of July decor!