AND. NOW. THE AFTER!!!! TA-DAH!!!
Lucy was very excited to run, sniff, and well, do her doggy business on the new grass.
My kids were also excited to get in the backyard. Even my youngest (far right) who had the flu and a very high fever insisted on exploring.
I cannot wait for spring when everything starts blooming.
I should have taken a before picture of this area. It was the oddest dead space between the house and the pool. I love how the landscapers filled it in.
In the middle of the two palm trees is a bird of paradise plant. This was specifically requested by our kids. :) It was a running joke with the landscaper - cut the budget but make sure there is a bird of paradise somewhere in the backyard. :)
We have rosemary bushes on each side of the entrance to the fire pit. I am looking forward to using those when I cook.
We have had the fire pit for a few years. My husband has laid it twice but after a ton of rain this fall, it sank horribly on one side. The landscapers moved each and every rock, re-leveled the area and then laid everything back down.
Since it is "winter" (I use that term loosing for where we live), the grass is dormant. We are really looking forward to spring when the grass turns green and all the plants bloom (being we can keep everything alive that long).