Even a walkway needs a facelift

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance

Hi everyone-There is one section of my garden in the back that the weed barrier than I put down wasn't worth anything and the weeds had taken over and I hadn't got around to fixing that yet. Mainly because I knew it was going to be a big job to get it done right so the weeds wouldn't come back. Well I don't have the time to do that at the moment as there are other more pressing things to do like plant what I ordered.

So I decided to put a landscaping bandaid on it til I get to it and also finish planting in the area which will create more mess before I am finished and put the stone on the walkways between the beds. Talk about curb appeal or a facelift. What a difference just doing this temporary fix did. 

The before and after pic are different rows as I thought of the idea AFTER I put the weed barrier on that row down but all 4 rows look like the BEFORE pic. I got 3 rows left to do in the back. It just cleans this back area up so nice and will keep the weeds at bay until I get a chance to finish it and put the stone on the walkways. 

BEFORE

WALKWAY

 

AFTER

WALKWAY

Posted by

Sharon Lee

Comments (16)

Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Looks great! I had some back yard gardening done this weekend too!

Apr 21, 2013 12:14 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Wow!  That is so nice.  I need to get to work on my yard!

Apr 21, 2013 12:32 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

The photos are so gorgeous Sharon. It looks like a nursery, and so neatly manicured at that. Keep up the good work.

Apr 21, 2013 03:18 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Sussie, Fred and Gary. My garden is therapeutic.

Apr 21, 2013 10:21 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Sharon,

That's a nice improvement! All your hard work is paying off and I know your garden will reward you in abundance.

Have a wonderful week!

Apr 21, 2013 10:54 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTORĀ®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

It sure is alot of work, right?  I get frustrated too when I put down weed barrier and it doesn't work...I am probably doing it wrong!!

Apr 21, 2013 11:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs.  Enjoy the colors of spring with your camera in hand.

Apr 22, 2013 03:37 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Sharon - what beautiful gardens you have and the weed barrier is an excellent idea. With no sun and air the weeds will die on their own. Now I'm feeling anxious about getting my mulch down before weeds start sprouting up in my garden. Gardening is a lot of work, but it's a labor of love! Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing!

Apr 22, 2013 04:26 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Patricia-It has already.

Kristin-Weeds can seem to grow everywhere

Roy-I will indeed.

Kristine-If you get weed barrier get the good stuff otherwise you will still have weeds. They are ferocious around here. It is a labor of love.

Apr 22, 2013 06:55 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Sharon, Your garden is certainly getting big. You are making a real showplace out of the garden. Loys of work but as you say, it is therapeutic.
Apr 22, 2013 01:42 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

William-This shows only PART of it. Smiling. I think total area is 1/4 acre but not sure. Just the back area is 70x25.

Apr 22, 2013 10:06 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sharon,  looking great, wish I had time to work on our flower beds but it is snowing out today in Denver, maybe another day.

Apr 23, 2013 01:29 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
Hi Sharon, I can tell you are having a fun spring building boxes and growing flowers and vegetables. Thanks for sharing your special place with us.
Apr 23, 2013 02:48 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Will-Snow in April is so wrong. But I used to live in NY so we used to have snow in April too. Thank you for the kind words.

Kristin-The beds were built last year. You are right I am having fun. Thanks for stopping by

Apr 23, 2013 08:45 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Sharon - very impressive and so organized - your garden is already coming along so nicely.   

Apr 23, 2013 10:00 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Thank you Michael-It is a lot of work but very therapeutic.

Apr 23, 2013 10:45 PM

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