I have been wanting to surprise Jonathan by having our landscaping done so he wouldn't have to fool with it. The problem was that I had no idea who to call that would do a good job. When I found out that my friend Chrystal's husband mowed yards and did landscaping on the side, I was PUMPED! Needless to say, we have kept him quite busy!
Yesterday, Jonathan found out he got a new job at an awesome company about 10 minutes from our home (no more 60 minute commute ONE WAY to work anymore! He's been doing that for 11 years). I didn't realize he would get the job yesterday, but I already had the landscaping surprise planned so it was an awesome CONGRATS present for him.
Travis Duke showed up and tilled the area that needing planting (we were landscaping the backyard too!):
He then laid down the landscaping paper, mulched, planted, and added stone:
Next, he planted a beautiful new Japanese maple by the front door:
He then went on to plant the shrub that he took out to make room for the maple by the mailbox (not to mention he laid paper, mulched, etc. by the mailbox). Last but not least, he took the extra mulch he had left over and laid on our front beds. Mind you, he had just done our front beds two weeks ago, but isn't that awesome that just out of the goodness of his heart he went back and refreshed them!
THANKS so much to Travis and Mr. Duke (his dad) for making my yard beautiful! I can't tell you how much it meant to both Jonathan and I that you guys did such a beautiful job!
Travis also mows our yard every week and let me tell you...you will not find a more reliable guy that does your yard for a cheaper price around! If you live anywhere between White House and Brentwood and need an estimate, leave a comment and I'll send you his phone number!