Well, more like an "extreeeeme patio makeover". I wish so badly that I had a decent 'before' pic, just so you can really see how bad it was. It was disgusting. Embarrasing. Sad. I enlisted the help of my green-thumb mama & my sister KayLee.
Earlier this afternoon we spent hoursss digging, pulling, rakeing, clipping, trimming, KILLING (spiders that is), sweeping and planting. It was intense - and sooooooooooo incredibly worth it. I HAD to get it done before my lil bday surprise for James tomorrow. I'm so proud of what we did & beyond thankful for my mom & sister for their help & determination to get this patio looking good. My mom knew it'd be work, but I don't think she realized just HOW much work there was to be done.
Here's me - after completing my first trip to Home Depot for soil & some purty flowies. I was excited...haha. I only bought a few flowers to add some color...but the rest of the gardening was plants that I shopped for over at my mama's casa...including lots of succulents, some horsetail...and some other things that I forgot the names of, haha, whoops.
And finally here's the 'after' shots...AHHHHHmazing.