Land Ahead


Posted by Rebecca, June 1st, 2011

Today started the backyard clearing process! When our house was built, the land was only cleared to a certain extent. We have a lot of sticky bush type things, dead trees and even an old log hanging out in our backyard. They all clearly had to go so we could enjoy all of our space, since we couldn’t even see our property markers before today. It’s not completely done yet, so I only took a few pictures to share and hopefully I can give you some before and afters when it’s all done tomorrow.

Here is the right side. All the way to the right you can see our neighbors also had their brush cleared and theirs is all done and looking pretty 🙂

A little more center…

Sort of left center…

And left field side.

We still have 3 dead trees that are getting cut down tomorrow, which is good news considering NJ has a tornado watch in effect tonight. I’ve never lived in an area of tornado watches in my 27 years living here. Yeah so, all the more motivation to get rid of trees that may fall on my house in high winds 🙂

Oh! More good news! Our tree buddy is going to dump our pile of wood at the back of the property line so that we don’t have to carry each of those pieces back there! Yay!

The backyard looks 10 times better already. I’m already thinking of whether I could defy the odds and grow grass in the summer. Hm worth a shot in the shady area between those trees? Then maybe I can do this, which I found on Pinterest…


Or maybe build a kick ass treehouse, also found on Pinterest?


Time will tell what we do with our new found land!

ps- two days later and both hydrangeas in the front yard are blooming!

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9 Responses to “Land Ahead”

  1. Cait @ Hernando House says:

    Hooray brush clearing! Love that deck/bench thing from Pinterest!
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  2. 1. You should totally build the tree house.
    2. Totally jealous of your hydrangeas. I planted 2 last year and luckily they did decide to live…just not blooming yet!
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  3. that’s awesome!

    Yes! Definitely build a tree house OR that amazing sitting area! LOVE both of them so much! I would LOVE to live in such a woodsy area. I grew up in places that look like where you live and I totally miss it! recently posted..Goodbye Gargantuan- Back Yard Landscaping

  4. Robin says:

    tree house guest suite. yes.

  5. Your yard is incredible! That bench thingie is so drool worthy. I want to sit on it with a sweet cold drink and a book or a friend. 🙂

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