I feel like I need to preface this post by saying Scott and I love trees. We really do. We enjoy their beautiful blooms in the spring and year-round shade (especially in Texas). There does come a time, however, when killing a tree (or ten) can be a really good thing. Don’t believe me? Let me show you.
As you all saw in the house tour, here’s our front yard. Really pretty corner lot with lots of gorgeous green grass and pretty trees. The problem was, those mushroom trees were totally killing the vibe of our house. One, they are a pretty 70’s-specific look IMHO. Two, it requires WAY too much maintenance to make sure they are always perfectly rounded. Three, they totally hid the front of our house. Four, I walked into about 7 spiderwebs that were strung between those two trees flanking the sidewalk. NO THANK YOU.
So we decided that it was a good thing to simplify, and even though my tree-hugging self died a little bit at the words that came out of my mouth, I suggested to Scott we chop ’em all down. He felt the same way, so we hired a local company to come take care it. Way better! Check it out!
In case you think our backyard got left out of the fun—it didn’t. In fact, the backyard may be more dramatic than the front yard! Remember all these crazy bushes in the back that I’ve hated from the get-go? We decided they had to go too—all of them.
Like most things, it had to get worse before it got better. 🙂
End result? So fresh and so clean, clean. Hopefully an herb garden or something much more aesthetically pleasing will be in that space soon so stay tuned!