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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June 5, 2014
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melroseco
Those look like hanging Morning Glory
    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 9:34PM
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They are wave petunias :-)
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May 3, 2013
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!
    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 11:33AM
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August 13, 2012
kmgpscg wrote:
Would love to get basic plans of how the waterfall was made? - Any help would be appreciated, we are new to landscaping :-)
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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?
    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 10:23AM
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Brenda Gary
I found the plans for the waterfall since there didn't seem to be an answer to the question here are the plans: http://www.mipond.com/manuals/cascadefalls/index.html hope it helps
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May 14, 2012
debnee wrote:
are there anything added to fill out the yellow day lilies base
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ingridstrydom
I is very colourful, nice bakets.
    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 7:59PM
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Vanida Pungpravat
Gorgeous front porch. Good job.
    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 2:41PM
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April 20, 2012
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waveaddict
You have to run the line up the wall in an inconspicous place and then down into the baskets.
    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 8:45AM
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April 17, 2012
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!
    Bookmark   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.
    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 2:19PM
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March 11, 2012
lynnellen wrote:
where did you get the swing?
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motherbear
Try googling "adirondack porch swing"
    Bookmark   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
    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 2:15PM
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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.
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how did u do waterfall
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Petunias :-)
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July 17, 2011
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thats great info.....thanks
    Bookmark   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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May 9, 2014
lbjb777 wrote:
Will someone please answer the waterfall questions? thanks.
April 15, 2014
user45 wrote:
please let me know what the low growing plants are. Thank you
March 30, 2014
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April 21, 2013
yeastbread wrote:
Deer resistant, full sun for entrance walkway - Best plant, full sun, deer resistant for a walkway
March 8, 2013
Sharp Landscaping Inc. wrote:
Is this pondless water feature?
October 24, 2012
crossruth wrote:
What size pump/type did you use and how deep did you dig?
March 10, 2012
Lindsay West wrote:
What are the paint colors on the house?

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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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Keywords
creek · grass · hanging basket planters · lawn · PERENNIALS · Porch · porch swing · stream · turf · water feature · wood siding
 
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