Yard Overhaul Project

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

I'm always fascinated by a complete redo of a yard. I, myself, do not care for the St. Augustine grass we have here in the Southeast; it's a crawling, viney type of grass, and it just gets everywhere, especially if you don't keep it in its place!

A good friend is having her yard completely redone, and has allowed me the chance to help document the process by taking before and after pictures - here is where she is so far with the process:

BEFORE

Facing East Before

Before Work Started, facing east

AFTER

East View After

East View After - notice, walkway has been completely demoed and removed.

 

BEFORE

Back Yard Before

The backyard is almost completely wild and looks very small & cramped.

 

AFTER

Back Yard After

You can just see the edge of the patio on the right hand side -she had no idea there was this much room in the back yard!

 

Back Patio

I don't think these chairs are getting much use, do you?

AFTER

Back Patio After

I know she is thrilled with how things are progressing, and I'll continue to post - happy Thursday!

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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!

 

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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Carol, this yard looks like it's now ready for the "pretty" parts to be added...can't wait to see your future progress posts! :)

Leilani

Apr 27, 2012 02:02 AM #1
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James Dray
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Morning Ms. Carol looks like the yard from h- -l.  I just don't have the words to express my thoughts at least not in the venue

Apr 27, 2012 04:09 AM #2
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Carol,

What a great and educational post. A lot of people have this problem. There's an art to landscaping and if you don't know where to begin, get a professional to start you on the right path. These owners are definitely on their way to success and you're right, those chairs have got to go!

I can't wait to see how things progress. Just getting rid of that old growth was a big deal and I'm sure the earth will breathe better too!

Apr 30, 2012 03:54 AM #3
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The plants are to be installed today, so I'll be doing an update soon!

Apr 30, 2012 06:15 AM #4
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The cleaned up yard is brimming with hope and possibilities and is very inviting!  Lovely!

Apr 30, 2012 08:22 PM #5
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Carol, from jungle to liva ble outdoor space....great to show the transition and it will give other homeowners ideas!  No palm trees here...

May 02, 2012 04:33 AM #6
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Carol,

WOW what a difference and for just mostly elbow grease....

May 02, 2012 05:11 AM #7
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Hi Carol -

Amazing what a little imagination and elbow grease can accomplish!  Keep us posted.

Have a great afternoon.

John

May 03, 2012 03:37 PM #8
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Hi Carol-don't forget to post the totally finished pics of this redo.

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Thanks for sharing the before photos. What a transformation. Margaret
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