It’s a giveaway, 🎈🎉 YAY!!!!! 🎉🎈.
I haven’t done a giveaway contest in such a long time and I’m so excited to be sharing this with you. This time, the giveaway item is being provided by my friends over at Backyard Expressions. They carry a large selection of home, patio, and garden items that would work in any yard type. Best of all, they are affordable 👍.
About 1 month ago, Backyard Expressions reached out to me and asked if I could feature one of their outdoor items in an upcoming video. I gladly accepted this opportunity but requested they send an additional gift for one of my subscribers. They kindly agreed.
As it turned out, I already had plans on cleaning up my flower bed and possibly trying something new. I have to admit that I don’t really like this type of home maintenance. My mom, on the other hand, has a few green thumbs. She can spend hours and hours in her garden and what she creates is usually a small piece of heaven.
Since I wasn’t quite blessed with this ability, nor do I have the desire, I try to keep my maintenance to a minimum. At least once a year, I like to take a little time to clean-up and trim the bushes in my flower beds, and update the mulch. With the help of the hubster, it takes me about 2hrs max. We also have a yard service crew who mows, weeds, and trim big bushes 2-3 times per month.
Ok, ok, so let’s get to it!!!
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This year, I got a late start due to bad weather and travels. So, my flower bed was a bit overgrown.
This Potato Plant right here (that’s what my Mom calls it) can grow in any condition and on anything. It originally started in the pot in the middle of the flower bed then somehow grew beyond that. I love how vibrant it is, but it’s often too much to maintain in the front yard. So, I’ll be moving it elsewhere.
Because of 2 large pine trees over our yard, we are constantly plagued with pine needles. Our yard guy will usually clean these up on his visits, but I like to also clean through the flower beds during my maintenance. The battle is never victorious as these guys constantly fall, but cleaning them does help with the yard looking neat.
The orange plant is called a Mexican Firecracker here in Texas. It is a gorgeous bush and grows very wild. It will continue to spread if you do not pull the newly developed bushes up on a regular basis.
I place the roots of any plant that I want to preserve in a bucket of water until I can move it to its new home.
Finally, I trim all of the bushes in the flower bed. I like to trim the smaller bushes into a round shape.
To make room for my Backyard Expressions Bird Bath, I move my flower pot from the middle of the bed…
…to a spot right outside of my door.
Above is my cleaned and trimmed flower bed before I install the bird bath below. My niece, aka my little helper, couldn’t wait to fill the bird bath. What can I say, that little bit of water made for some really great photos 😜.
Displayed are the anchors included with the bird bath to secure it into the ground.
My last step is to throw a few bags of fresh mulch down. I usually always go with black. I feel the green foliage pops best when it paired with the black mulch.
All done! Here are a few more photos of my flower bed for your enjoyment.
Now for the Giveaway!!!
More about the bird bath
The bird bath arrived with 7 pieces. The 5 that’s displayed here, as well as, 1 screw (to attach the bird) and a bag of 3 anchors not displayed.
The assembly took less than 5 minutes. All the pieces just twist onto each other.
Here’s an up-close picture of the cute little bird. Also, checkout the swirl pattern details on the base.
It has an appearance of metal (bronze), but it is made of a resin material. It also stands approx. 2 1/2ft tall.
So how do you think my flower bed turned out? I’ve mentioned that I don’t particularly enjoy gardening or yard work, but I understand the importance of a good looking yard. In my opinion, keeping a fresh and neat front yard is the most important thing you can do for good curb appeal. It is also the first impression someone has of your home even before entering. If you are like me and don’t enjoy the garden work, I hope this inspires you to get at least your front yard looking spiffy😊.
Don’t forget to leave a comment below to enter the giveaway contest and check back soon for the results. I wish you the best of luck.
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I hope you all have a blessed day.
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