DIY Front Yard MakeoverTraditional Landscape, Boise

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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debnee wrote:May 14, 2012
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New Seabury wrote:Apr 17, 2012
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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!
  • 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.
eksieb wrote:Jan 22, 2012
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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.
  • mbrown162
    how did u do waterfall
Anastasia Sharamitaro Walters wrote:Jun 5, 2014
Lynn Gunning wrote:Mar 11, 2012
  • motherbear
    Try googling "adirondack porch swing"
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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!
scotchoiloilo wrote:May 3, 2013
  • 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!
sandkastle wrote:Apr 20, 2012
  • waveaddict
    You have to run the line up the wall in an inconspicous place and then down into the baskets.
rayoo wrote:Dec 25, 2011
Sharp Landscaping Inc. wrote:Mar 8, 2013
    crossruth wrote:Oct 24, 2012
      Lindsay West wrote:Mar 10, 2012

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Becky Harris added this to Porch Life: 12 Ways to Beautify a Porch With PlantsMay 3, 2012

        Petunias in vibrant pinks and purples add bold color to this porch.

        Shane D. Inman added this to Designer's Touch: Boost Your Home's Curb AppealMar 22, 2012

        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.

        What Houzzers are commenting on:

        ahumba added this to Outdoor Idea Book4 days ago

        I like the hanging flower baskets.

        samantha rossi added this to samantha's ideas6 days ago

        Hanging flowers against dark paint

        E Hertel added this to Landscape ideasJul 20, 2019

        Don’t like the hanging plants but like the bottom combos of plantings

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