The Ever-Changing Landscape

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The Ever-Changing Landscape

Life is an ever-changing landscape. People who don't anticipate change may find that they will suffer when change does occur. We can plan for change so we are better prepared, but sometimes change just happens. Then we just have to deal with it. That's life.


The ever-changing landscape applies to real estate, careers, politics, personal life, etc. but it also applies to...well, landscape!

The Ever-Changing Landscape


After last October's freak storm, my landscape looked like this:


We had trees down everywhere, which had to be removed.


Removing trees





We also realized that we had to replace the septic system which further destroyed the yard. Imagine huge excavating machinery digging trenches and digging up the yard.

Reseeding lawns




Long story short, the septic system has been installed, the yard was graded and reseeded, and the grass is growing nicely. We didn't think we would ever be done, but we are.



moving hostasExcept for one thing: With the loss of our big beautiful trees, my shade gardens are now in full sun, so I spent last weekend moving my prized Frances Williams hostas to more hospitable areas. No small task, given that they are three feet in diameter.


I could never have planned for this. I just had to deal with it. The landscape changes whether we like it or not!

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Peggy Chirico, REALTOR®
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Comments (5)

Faith LaRosse
Springer Realty Group - Limerick, PA
Serving Berks, Chester & Montgomery Counties

Peggy, I can so relate!  We just took down our 100+ year old oak tree a few months ago and my whole yard that has been planted over the years with shade plants is going through such eco-shock!  I am missing my tree already.

May 24, 2012 12:58 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Great analogy - change is inevitable in life and in landscaping. Your photos show a fantastic progression.

May 24, 2012 01:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Peggy, that was a huge change, but your yard is now looking really nice now!     Looks like that storm really did make a mess!

May 24, 2012 07:56 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Change is one of the constants in life. I wonder where we would be without it.

You shared a wonderful transformation.

May 24, 2012 10:20 PM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

I know what you mean in the sense two hurricanes have changed our landscape twice and although not fun at the time it turned out better than ever.

May 29, 2012 10:10 AM