Josh and Malissa McCulloch
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DIY Front Yard Makeover traditional landscape
 

DIY Front Yard Makeover

DIY front landscaping with pondless waterfall. A mixture of perennial and annual flowers keep the flowerbed looking lush all summer and is an inexpensive way to add curb appeal (tip: install a drip line for the hanging baskets - much easier than hand watering!) The black adironack style front porch swing that we built serves as the perfect place to sip lemonade and enjoy the blooms!
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http://joshandmalissa.blogspot.com/2010/06/finally-feels-like-summer-a

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scotchoiloilo wrote:
Hi! Are the day lilies perennial? Thanks
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carotx
Yes, daylilies are perennial. Stella D'Oro can be divided every few years and you'll increase the amount of plants you have for free!
May 8, 2013 at 11:33am   
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kmgpscg wrote:
Would love to get basic plans of how the waterfall was made? - Any help would be appreciated, we are new to landscaping :-)
   Comment   August 13, 2012
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susieknarr
Would love to have plans for the water feature if there are any. It is exactly what we were looking for. Very low profile, pondless and obviously has great sound appeal.
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Carolyn Fenter
I finally have found what I am looking for to put in my front yard! Are there any plans anywhere?
April 5, 2014 at 10:23am   
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debnee wrote:
are there anything added to fill out the yellow day lilies base
   Comment   May 14, 2012
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ingridstrydom
I is very colourful, nice bakets.
April 30, 2013 at 7:59pm   
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Vanida Pungpravat
Gorgeous front porch. Good job.
February 25, 2014 at 2:41pm   
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sandkastle wrote:
DRIP LINE - WHAT DO YOU MEAN ADD A DRIP LINE FOR WATERING? HOW?
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waveaddict
You have to run the line up the wall in an inconspicous place and then down into the baskets.
May 13, 2012 at 8:45am   
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New Seabury wrote:
Walkway - Hi..I live in upstate NY and need a new walking path.We currently have bluestone but it's too narrow and boring! I call it the death march. I got a price of $10k just for the path no plants, etc. Does that seem correct? My husband can pretty much do anything but I would like help deciding on a design, pattern etc. I have a few pictures posted that you could see of outside of house and what I am talking about. We are currently adding a portico with an Ipe deck. Would love any insight you could provide! Thanks sooo much.
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Josh and Malissa McCulloch
Just saw the rest of the pictures you posted... your home is beautiful! I'm in love with your kitchen!
April 18, 2012 at 2:16pm   
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New Seabury
Thank you so much for your reply! If you look at my photos you will see a portico we are adding and Ipe deck. In those shots you can see the existing sidewalk. It is a long path because it goes from driveway to front door and the house kind of curves on the site. $10,000 is a lot to me for that. My husband and I are big DIYers, on our third house. He is one of those guys that can pretty much do anything and used to build houses many years ago. I think we could do project just wished I had a person who knows more than me to develop plan with. I seem to have only talked to people locally around me and they don't see too creative or really show any interest.

We have been working on this house 9 long years. On the outside of house we have Added pergola in back and small one above a garage side door,built a cupola with lighted lantern, replaced garage door and put in a lot of landscaping. I wish you lived near me!! Inside of house we have been redoing every room. Gutted kitchen, mudroom, etc.
April 18, 2012 at 2:19pm   
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lynnellen wrote:
where did you get the swing?
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motherbear
Try googling "adirondack porch swing"
March 11, 2012 at 2:19pm   
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Josh and Malissa McCulloch
My husband and I built it. We found the plans online but it was a few years ago so I'm not sure of the source. Thanks for your question!
~Malissa
April 18, 2012 at 2:15pm   
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eksieb wrote:
What type of plant is up front as the ground cover? I like the variety of color.
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Josh and Malissa McCulloch
The large pink flowers are part of a ground cover called an "ice plant" - its hard to tell from the picture, but they're gorgeous! They close up at night and open during the day. The color stays all season which is wonderful. Honestly, I am not sure what the other ground covers are - we ended up taking them out last summer because they were choking out the ice plant. But we already miss the mixture of color they bring so I think we're doing to add some dividers and replant.
January 24, 2012 at 10:17pm     
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mbrown162
how did u do waterfall
June 21, 2013 at 5:57pm   
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rayoo wrote:
what are the pink and violet hanged plants
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Josh and Malissa McCulloch
Petunias :-)
January 1, 2012 at 10:43pm     
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jeanosborne wrote:
what is the name of the yellow plants?? thank you
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jeanosborne
thats great info.....thanks
July 19, 2011 at 12:23pm   
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kbogan33
I would love to know how you built the waterfall. Absolutely beautiful!
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user45 wrote:
please let me know what the low growing plants are. Thank you
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sheila017 wrote:
Is this water feature a DIY project for one not as young/strong as b4 - I would like this for my backyard near the patio. May I have a general idea how to achieve? What items are required? You have an excellent eye for beauty and nature.
   Comment   March 30, 2014
muckbuck wrote:
What is the link to the waterfall? - This is a beautiful entry! I see several others have asked about the waterfall - is there an answer coming? Thx!
   Comment   March 27, 2014
yeastbread wrote:
Deer resistant, full sun for entrance walkway - Best plant, full sun, deer resistant for a walkway
   Comment   April 21, 2013
Sharp Landscaping Inc. wrote:
Is this pondless water feature?
   Comment   March 8, 2013
crossruth wrote:
What size pump/type did you use and how deep did you dig?
     Comment   October 24, 2012
swintonsue wrote:
I just love your pond - What size/type of pump did you use and how deep did you need to dig? Thank you so much it is beautiful. Susan
   Comment   August 13, 2012
cqmatthews wrote:
Trying to figure out the brillance of the water without the obvious water hole which is great for small child - How beautiful,I am a DIY girl, can you pls share how the water is contained or if you have a resource for me to refer to.If you prefer you can email cqmatthews@yadtel.net Thanks so much,this layout and plants look like I could come close if I could figure out fountain,I already grow these plants in NC andddd have like rock.
   Comment   July 3, 2012
sandkastle wrote:
WATERFALL - I KNOW THE WATER GOES TO A RESERVOIR UNDERNEATH, BUT WHAT SEPARATES THE END OF THE WATERFALL AND THE DIRT IN FRONT? IT IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL.
   Comment   April 20, 2012
Lindsay West wrote:
What are the paint colors on the house?
   Comment   March 10, 2012

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8. Flower power. Flowers are one of the least expensive ways to make the front of your house blossom with curb appeal. For those with a green thumb, sprucing up your home will never be so fun.
Petunias in vibrant pinks and purples add bold color to this porch.

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