Welcome to the Jungle

Did I mention previously that we applied to be a part of a new HGTV show for vacation rental homes that needed a makeover?  We could have used their help!  Big SOS here!!!  We were actually more overwhelmed with the overgrown landscaping (and I use the term “landscaping” loosely) than with the work that needed to be done on the inside.

About three weeks after we closed we had several inches of rain and our front yard and driveway were soon underwater! We were thinking that it would soon subside but they don’t call it the low country for nothing! At this point we knew we needed some serious help and called in the professionals from YardWorks.  The back yard was bordered by many overgrown Elaeagnus (pronounced:  Ug-lee-ag-nus).  The house was surrounded by shrubs that had never been pruned.  The front yard no longer had grass probably due to the flooding.

Front yard with weeds and overgrown shrubs

Front yard with weeds and overgrown shrubs

 

Back yard Ugly-agnus and beautiful 250+ year old Live Oak

Back yard Ugly-agnus and beautiful 250+ year old Live Oak

The team at YardWorks put together a great landscape plan and suggested dry wells to eliminate the periodic flooding in the front yard.  It took a team, a bobcat, two dump trucks and two days to eliminate all of the existing shrubs and weeds but it looked so much better and we could actually see the beauty of the 250+ year old Live Oak Tree.

Front Yard Debris

Front Yard Debris

 

Backyard debris

Backyard debris

 

And now we have a clear canvas for the starting point of our new landscape plan.  First, we will be replacing the driveway, followed by adding the dry wells and we also have a new deck to build.  Why a new deck you ask?  Because, the current one was never attached to the house!?  Seems like that would have been noticed by the building inspector at the time….just sayin!

Weeds are still there but overgrown shrubs GONE!

Weeds are still there but overgrown shrubs GONE!

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