Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Our Backyard

Since we've moved in to this house back in 2008 we've had to replace so many trees in our backyard and we are sick of it! The trees were all dead when we moved in because they hadn't been watered in so long. So we ripped everything out and planted 5 new Queen Palms.

This was the yard when we moved in....


Here is right after we planted the 5 new trees....
They didn't last very long. Apparently we didn't water them enough.... or something dumb like that. lol. Only ONE survived. So we kept it and planted a little bush palm as well.
Then we added a mexican fan falm to the corner

Our dogs almost killed this tree one time when we were on vacation. They chewed up the bottom "bark" area pretty bad, but the tree survived. (We finally figured out how much water to give the trees)

Then this winter we had several hard freezes, and we lost several of our plant/trees. The queen palm (Which is not the original one anymore, it was replaced 2 more times because they all died) froze and wasn't coming back very good so we decided to give up on the queen palms for good!
Here it is before we pulled it out......


And TA-DA!! now we have this pretty mexican fan palm in it's place.

We added some retaining wall planters and a couple of hibiscus trees and the yard looks really nice right now. Hopefully we won't have to be buying any more trees for a loooooooooooooong time!

And we got it all done just in time for pool season! :)

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