Looking back over the last year, the only real upgrade to the front of the house was lining the front beds with bricks. It’s nice to now be able to concentrate on reclaiming the side yard and the backyard.
One clear change from our original landscaping is that our river birch is now so large the beds are largely shade. At some point I’ll have to move some rose bushes to a sunny spot and see if we can trim the tree a bit. Looking at our initial planting, it’s so sparse I’m sure we never dreamed the plants would fill in.