How was your weekend? Ours was pretty busy! We spent a lot of time outside doing some yard work which involved "planting" this bad boy:
Say hello to our new 8' tall, rusted metal saguaro statue! I bought it for myself as an early houseiversary present :)
It looks great with our rusted metal gate:
It'll look even better over time as it gets more and more rusted and weathered from sitting out in the sun and the monsoons. Whenever I'm happy with how rusted it's become, I can add a clear coat to it so it won't rust anymore!
We may have to move it to our backyard if our HOA says it's too tall but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. I didn't exactly ask for their permission first. Oops!
Anyway, after we got the saguaro standing, my mom helped me trim up the tree in our front yard:
I wish I had a before picture to show you guys! It was so overgrown that it didn't even look like a tree, it just looked like a giant bush that was having a really bad hair day haha
I love the tree but we think it's lined up with our sewer line. We're not 100% sure but if that's the case, we're going to have to move it to our backyard before it gets too mature and starts to grow into our pipes.
Speaking of our backyard, I sourced some ground cover at the place next door to where we got the saguaro from!
It turns out that it's going to be much cheaper than I had initially thought which is awesome! We're going to be going with the light pea gravel (on the left) which is $29 a cubic yard.
We still need to figure out the square footage of our yards and how thick we want the ground cover layer to be but for example, if we needed 10 cubic yards, it would only be $290! I had originally thought it was going to cost around $2,000 to $3,000 for ground cover so that's a BIG difference and a huge relief!
What'd you guys get done this weekend? How did you celebrate Mother's Day?