Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Landscape project


For the past few weeks I've been cutting down small trees, branches, grass clippings and I've been throwing them into a small ditch that was at the end of my driveway. Then I ordered 200 cubic yards of soil from a local construction company and had that dumped on top. My husband and I raked out that mound and now it's flat enough to do something fun, but what to do?



I bought a bunch of random bushes and plopped them down and it looked horrible, so I've decided to do a grid with two types of plants, the blue star juniper and the lemon thread false cypress. I really like these bushes but plans may change down the road. In the middle I want to make a house number display either out of wood, cement or maybe even metal. Cement is a pain, but will look so nice. First I'm going to make a dummy out of wood.



These designs below I really love (even though some are really mail boxes).
House number wall by www.atomicindy.com
Diy mailbox designs from http://modfrugal.com
Cement mailbox

4 comments:

Sarah said...

I love the idea of large, easy-to-spot house numbers...I've spent too much time driving slowly and squinting out my car windows to find someone's house!

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

I love that house number wall!

Mike Dotson said...

Jenn-How is this mailbox encasement made? I would like to reproduce it for my home.

Thanks, Billie Dotson
mikebilliewv@gmail.com

Mike Dotson said...

How is this mailbox encasement made?

Thank you, Billie Dotson
mikebilliewv@gmail.com