English Tudor - Built Around 1903

It's been a long work in progress as we continue to update our home. We installed a wood fence when we first moved in. We have been slowly landscaping the front and back gardens. 


 All new landscaping and rock wall around the steps.


Beautiful landscape beds. 






Before:

The trees and bushes were so overgrown. You could barely see the lower half of our home.
No one even knew we had a sunroom.


These picture are after I had the bushes trimmed. They were up to the second story. We did not even need curtains or blinds. Sunlight what was that? Our home felt more like a cave once inside.


We decided the bushes had to be replaced. 


The men worked for two days straight. They worked so hard they took breaks resting on the lawn.


Look at them go! I was their best cheerleader!


Here is one of those siesta breaks. lol


They used landscaping drainage pipes.


Do you think they really needed to sleep on my front lawn. My neighbors watched and gazed directly at them.
 My son asked me if they were breathing.  


They were fine ........ just fine. 

It's been a few years now and I still thank the day we did it. 

26 comments:

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hi Dee,

Don't you just love your tree guys!? We have ours on call!

Your home is just lovely and now everyone can see it.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Great to hear from you.

Ciao,
Suzanne

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

What a great home.
We have a house here in my hometown that resembles this one.
I can only imagine the memories that are created in this space!




Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Cindy said...

Your house is beautiful! We've had to do alot to the landscaping since moving in, it was very overgrown.
Blessings,
Cindy

Becky said...

You know Dee I've never seen some of these angles of your home. It's even lovelier than I realized.

Too funny about the guys taking naps on your front lawn. Though I can't say that I blame them for as hard as they worked, it does seem odd they didn't snooze in their truck or at least in the side yard. It made for great photo op, that's for sure!

rj said...

Dee I'm so glad you showed everyone your beautiful home. That is too cute that they took a nap right on your front lawn. Their work was excellent though as your yard looks fabulous. rj

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

How beautiful! I love older homes - they have so much character. Your landscaping looks great.

Dee said...

I've had over 200 page views on just my landscaping post today.
I‘m thrilled to see how many also love older homes.
Thanks so much for coming by. I'd love to hear from you.
The landscapers were so funny sleeping on the job. I thought you would get a kick out of it.

Dee

Pam said...

Dee, your yard looks beautiful!

Those are some funny pictures of the guys sleeping on the lawn!!

Have a great day.
Pam

Pamela said...

Your home is BEAUTIFUL and just too too funny abt the cat nappers!:)

Brenda said...

Your home and gardens are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower!

d e l i g h t said...

Hi Dee, thank you for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours! This looks like quite a project but it sure looks great! I'm following you back.
Linda

Shirley said...

You've done a great job with the landscaping. I just had to chuckle a little seeing the men napping on your front lawn! :) Thanks for the visit.

Dee said...

Thanks for your great comments.

Dee

Butterscotch Caramel said...

We own a landscaping business. My husband was checking out your work. He said "Very nice".
So, good job.

Laurie

Dee said...

The weeping cherry tree is now full of beautiful blooms. I'm so in love with spring....

Dee

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your home is beautiful with so much charm!..Look forward to seeing more of your progress.

rachel@Acts of Life said...

What a beautiful home! I love the English Tudor style home. The changes you've made look great.
Now a new follower.

All the best,
Rachel

Sarah said...

Your home looks lovely. English Tutor Style is a favorite here.

Samantha said...

Your House is just beautiful! And those sleeping landscapers? Priceless!! I can't believe you took a picture of them, ha ha!!!

michelle said...

Your home is beautiful and I'm so gald to have found your blog. The pictures of your sleeping landscapers are too funny!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Dee you are sooooooo amazing. I just love what you did with the house. The tree guys are simply tree-rific. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous home with us.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I think I would have checked for a pulse. Funny seeing them resting on the lawn. I love your tudor home. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Desire Empire said...

Love that last shot of them sleeping. The big heavy jackets over them is hilarious.
Carolyn
PS Your house is looking great

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Dee, Your home is so beautiful!! The workers could have at least napped in the back yard..LOL! Thanks for linking to the Open House Party.

daisypetals said...

This is Melissa@daisymaebelle.com. Your home is BEAUTIFUL!!! Dreamy, actually! I am your newest follower!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We have always admired English Tudor homes....they are so pretty! Loved seeing yours and the beautiful landscaping (and we loved seeing the crew taking their siestas ~ funny!!)

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