So last weekend was a whirlwind of trips to Home Depot, Loblaws, Sheridan Nurseries… and my friend Lisa’s who split her perennials and donated them to my yard.
Money was spent, nails were broken but 99% of the outdoor work is done!
I am shocked to just how great the yard now looks and can’t wait to entertain. There are lights and a fountain in the pond. It is a backyard oasis!
Beyond showing off my yard I wanted to share some tips:
- shop around! We thought we were getting a deal at Loblaws with 2 for $25 hanging baskets only to find them the next day at 2 for $16 at Home Depot
- Try local. East of Eliza at Woodbine on Gerrard was so helpful and they have a nursery in the back with plants and trees that flourish in the shade (important for Leslieville and the Beach)
- Don’t try and get it done in one day! It helped that we took our time over 3 days to get the yard to where we wanted it
And here it is all done! What do you think?
Marie Wiese said:
I love what you did and your tips are great. I just redid my front yard over three days. My tip for Mom’s is that instead of getting flowers for the table for Mother’s Day, ask for sweat labor and perennials. Really makes the work go faster when your kids pitch in!