A few weeks ago Michael and his dad pressure washed the house. It was built in 2000 and I don't think it had ever been cleaned. It made a huge difference! They also pressure washed the front porch and then put Thompson's water seal down (a few days later, of course).
Michael's mom also came over that day and trimmed up the Crape Myrtles that line our driveway and the butterfly bush to the right of the stairs.
Then, this weekend we: planted bushes and flowers in front of the house; painted the front door; mulched the trees, bushes, and flower bed; changed the hardware on the door; and purchased a rug and pillow for the porch. Well, that's enough talk...you know what they say about pictures.
After - we removed the horse shoe after I took this picture. LOL
Close up of the flower bed-
To the left you can see the green and yellow bushes- Golden Euonymus
In the back there are 2 bushes - Camellias
The red flowers are lilies - sorry I don't know what kind
In front are yellow daisies and marigolds
Close up of the chair with pillow and rug. My grandfather built that chair for us for $75. We are going to get him to build another one so we can have a pair on the porch.