Front Yard Curb Appeal + Garden Giveaway Contest

Front Yard Curb Appeal + Garden Giveaway Contest

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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 👍.

 

View the Contest Rules and Instructions

View the Contest Prize – Backyard Expressions Bird Bath

 

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. 

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Photo of Mom’s garden

 

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!!!

 

Supply list:

Front Yard Curb Appeal + Garden Giveaway Contest

DURATION: 2hrs | MY COST: approx. $50 | DIFFICULTY: Easy

“MY COST” may or may not reflect the cost of items that I already own, but I will try to list each item as well as suggestions as to where to purchase them. Items that I had to purchase for the project will be bold with a price. If you have any questions about an item, please leave a comment below.

SUPPLIES:

  • Mulch | Floral store
  • Bird Bath – http://www.backyard-expressions.com
  • Scissors
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Disclosure Statement: This post may contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.




 

This year, I got a late start due to bad weather and travels. So, my flower bed was a bit overgrown.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Finally, I trim all of the bushes in the flower bed. I like to trim the smaller bushes into a round shape.

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To make room for my Backyard Expressions Bird Bath, I move my flower pot from the middle of the bed…
Gardening: Front Yard Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Bird Bath | Yard Work |Flowers | Flower Bed |Home Improvement

 

…to a spot right outside of my door.
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Gardening: Front Yard Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Bird Bath | Yard Work |Flowers | Flower Bed |Home Improvement 

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 😜.
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Gardening: Front Yard Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Bird Bath | Yard Work |Flowers | Flower Bed |Home Improvement



Displayed are the anchors included with the bird bath to secure it into the ground.
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Gardening: Front Yard Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Bird Bath | Yard Work |Flowers | Flower Bed |Home Improvement

 

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.
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All done! Here are a few more photos of my flower bed for your enjoyment.
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Gardening: Front Yard Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Bird Bath | Yard Work |Flowers | Flower Bed |Home Improvement

Gardening: Front Yard Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Bird Bath | Yard Work |Flowers | Flower Bed |Home Improvement

Gardening: Front Yard Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Bird Bath | Yard Work |Flowers | Flower Bed |Home Improvement

Gardening: Front Yard Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Bird Bath | Yard Work |Flowers | Flower Bed |Home Improvement



 

Now for the Giveaway!!!

Contest Details:

  1. The contest will be announced on multiple platforms and hosted on http://www.angelaeast.com.
  2. It will run from August 5, 2017 – August 11, 2017.
  3. There will be one winner chosen on August 12, 2017 using random.org.
  4. The winning subbie’s name will be announced on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and angelaeast.com.
  5. Contestants must live in US or Canada (Unfortunately, prizes will not be shipped outside of these countries).

Contest Rules:

  1. You must be a subscriber of mine here on my blog or at least one of the follwoing social media accounts (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter).
  2. Leave a comment under this blog post stating what you would do with the bird bath or where you would display it in your yard if you won.
  3. Sign your comment with the platform you are subscribed to me and your username. Example: Instagram:@JaneDoe or YouTube:@Jane Doe.
  4. Check YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or angelaeast.com, on August 11, 2017 to see if you’ve one
  5. If you are the chosen winner and I cannot confirm your identity, I will not ship to you. There are a lot of scammers out there and I want to make sure you are protected. So, it’s best to sign your comment with accurate details.
  6. If you are the winner, please respond to me via email at info@angelaeast.com within 24hrs.
  7. If you do not claim your prize in that time, a new name will be drawn.

Good Luck!!!!




 

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.

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The assembly took less than 5 minutes. All the pieces just twist onto each other.
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Here’s an up-close picture of the cute little bird. Also, checkout the swirl pattern details on the base.

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It has an appearance of metal (bronze), but it is made of a resin material. It also stands approx. 2 1/2ft tall.
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Gardening: Front Yard Curb Appeal | Outdoor Living | Bird Bath | Yard Work |Flowers | Flower Bed |Home Improvement




 

 

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.

 

Oh BTW, If you are not following me on Instagram, please check me out http://instagram.com/iamangelaeast. There, you will find all sorts of stuff I have going on 😊.

 

I hope you all have a blessed day.

AngelaEast Signature on angelaeast.com

 


 

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40 Comments
  • Shell We
    Reply

    Your yard clean up looks great! Would love ro see more of your mom’s gardens too. Im currently redoing my landscaping & that birdbath would look great in my rose memorial bed. Thanks! @ youtube skyhunteress1

    August 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm
    • Cindy Rich
      Reply

      I’m an avid gardener and love watching birds and butterflies take drink of water from the birdbath or a fun splash. I appreciate you featuring this beautiful birdbath, and it looks great in your garden. Thank you for sharing. I just started following you via email and instagram. I have incorporated several of your ideas in my home. Thank you for a chance to win the birdbath by Backyard Expressions. My email: sunnygirlrich@yahoo.com
      Best regards,
      Cindy

      August 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm
  • Bird bath stand is so lovely..If I have a garden then I will buy..

    August 5, 2017 at 5:52 pm
  • Karen Urciuoi
    Reply

    As I was online searching for landscaping ideas, low and behold I received your YouTube video notification. Not only is the bird bath very nice but, so is your landscaping. Since the bird bath is the perfect color against my home, I would place it in my front yard island, which I also have plans on adding up lighting for my Japanese Maple tree. YouTube:@LadyZR33

    August 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm
  • Rose Bellido
    Reply

    Just watched the video! Love that bird bath! I would use it in my back yard where I just have mulch. It would be a great decorative piece to that area of my yard. I like the way your front yard turned out with just some simple clean up. I like using black mulch too!

    YouTube @RosesAreRed

    August 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm
  • Kimberly
    Reply

    I would place the bird bath in my front yard beside my planters.

    August 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm
  • Patrice Smith
    Reply

    I love your post , I would put the bird bath in my backyard. There not a lot of appeal there except 2 large trees. This would be a perfect addition , also I would sit outside more watching birds 🙂

    August 5, 2017 at 7:26 pm
  • Patrice Davis
    Reply

    Hi Angela I’m a new subscriber on your YouTube channel. If I won the birdbath I would put it in the flowerbed in my front yard. You are so right about curve appeal, and I have been looking for items to spruce up the front of my home and I think this would be just the piece I need. Thank you

    August 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  • OMG! That bird bath is gorgeous! Your little helper is darling! Maybe I’ll get lucky and win the other bird bath! 😉

    And I’m totally like you when it comes to the yard (I don’t wanna! lol)! My mom helped me get our yard in order – luckily I got her to stick to just the types of plants that come back each year.

    August 5, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • Lauritana Perez
    Reply

    First of all the flower bed looks great! It definitely looks easy to keep up with; we recently purchased our home and pulled out 12 dead bushes in the front right side of the house. Once we purchase our new plants we can put that bird bath there in the new flower bed!
    Lauritana Perez@you tube

    August 5, 2017 at 9:37 pm
  • Hi Angela! I totally agree with you Curb appeal is a must have. If I’m chosen, I would put it in my flowerbed in the front yard! We just bought our 1 1/2 years ago, and I’m still not done getting the yard to my liking!Lol
    Thanks for the giveaway. Ps I hope I did this correctly!!

    August 5, 2017 at 9:50 pm
  • I love your social media and blog! I think this bird feeder is pretty unique! Although I don’t have a front yard (yet) this would definitely make an appearance in my yard surrounded by peonies!

    August 5, 2017 at 10:35 pm
  • I love your work and your mom’s amazing job for such a beautiful garden. Sadly, I’m not qualified for the giveaway. But best of luck to the winner.

    August 5, 2017 at 11:48 pm
  • Afroz Shaikh
    Reply

    That bird feeder is so beautiful, would love to have it in my backyard.
    The post is very informative, thank you for sharing..

    August 6, 2017 at 4:17 am
  • ElleX
    Reply

    Hi, This is a beautiful birdbath. I would display in my front yard. I am about to do a major overhaul of the front scrubs. I have azalea bushes and a few other scrubs and they need a major cut back. But this would be beautiful nestled amongst the azaleas.

    I am subscribed to your YT channel: sexyellex

    August 6, 2017 at 9:05 am
  • The bird feeder looks beautiful! I love gardening so I really enjoyed reading this post.

    August 6, 2017 at 10:44 am
  • Alexandra Dominguez
    Reply

    How cute and simple you made your your landscaping look. Giving me tons of motivation to tidy up mine! Also that birdbath is adorable, I definitely put it outside of the living room balcony to enjoy while I sit out there drinking my morning coffee!

    August 6, 2017 at 11:03 am
  • Your garden looks lovely and the bird bath is so gorgeous! I can’t wait till I have a house so that I can get one of my own gardens

    August 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm
  • sian
    Reply

    For someone that doesn’t like gardening you’ve done a fantastic job!!! What a wonderful front yard you have!

    August 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm
  • What a cute bird bath. Curb appeal can really help make your house feel like a home, and it sets the tone for the neighborhood. good luck with your contest 🙂

    August 6, 2017 at 2:08 pm
  • Your yard is beautiful! Id say you have a bit of a green thumb yourself

    August 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm
  • Beautiful bird bath! I love how it has that metallic bronze look. I”m like you, I don’t have a green thumb at all and always looking for ways to have a pretty yard that does not need a lot of maintenance or upkeep.

    August 6, 2017 at 3:25 pm
  • Sonja Smith
    Reply

    Thanks for sharing, Your front curb appeal looks beautiful, The black mulch brings out the colors. I love the bird bath and will place it in my front walkway next to my rose bush.

    August 6, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Albert Aaron Martin
    Reply

    I would put it my flower bed in my front yard, close to the front entry.

    August 6, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Karen Michelle Martin
    Reply

    I would put it in my backyard near my diy bench and pine trees.

    August 6, 2017 at 4:51 pm
  • Your landscaping looks nice! I’ve just started cultivating my green thumb the past few years. It’s not as easy as people think. The bird bath is lovely, but I always worry about them becoming a mosquito breeding ground. How do you help deter that?

    -Nik
    http://www.CurlsAndACamera.com

    August 6, 2017 at 4:52 pm
  • Jeanie Sanchez
    Reply

    Omg if it would go perfect in my front yard with my bird feeder. Your front yard came out perfect.

    August 6, 2017 at 5:04 pm
  • Martinique Isom
    Reply

    Hmmmm… I realistically would love to put this in my front yard because it’s so cute!!! (And last week I saw a woodpecker in our big tree in the front yard and this bird bath he would’ve loved) but I think I would put it in my backyard… that’s where the family gathers and it’s such a huge yard that being able to sit out back, practice my mindfulness while the birds bathe would be relaxing..

    I follow on YouTube: Got2bedestiny and Twitter is the same name

    August 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm
  • Bee
    Reply

    Hi Angela, your yard is gorgeous. I have a small back yard that seems more like a front yard because of how my house sits on the street. I actually see hummingbirds quite a bit and I would put the bird bath beside a fence near my patio. Happy to see a video from you and thanks for the opportunity. Blessings!

    August 6, 2017 at 8:29 pm
    • Bee
      Reply

      Utube@beeharr

      August 6, 2017 at 8:34 pm
  • RoschelleGonzqlez
    Reply

    Hey Angela,
    Love the bird bath…. I would use it in my tropical looking backyard. It will fit right in with the colorful bird of paradise and the double Hibiscus that I currently have.
    Thanks
    Roschelle G G

    August 6, 2017 at 9:41 pm
  • This look so clean and beautiful you did a great job.. The bird bath stand is really adding more beauty to your yard

    August 7, 2017 at 2:20 am
  • deezie
    Reply

    Good Morning
    I love your front garden and this birdbath is beautiful. I love the stakes it comes with. Never saw that before. I follow you on Youtube I had no idea you had a blog. I am a subscriber on here now also. I would put that gorgeous bird bath in my back yard near my gazebo and bird feeders so I can sit and enjoy the birds from the gazebo.
    enjoy your day
    deezie
    deeziesunshine@aol.com

    August 7, 2017 at 4:22 am
  • Nicole V
    Reply

    Love the birdbath! It’s very pretty and I’m sure the little birdies will enjoy it. You were right about the black mulch! It made the green plants pop! Wow!

    August 7, 2017 at 12:36 pm
  • Your yard looks so inviting. I would love to make my yard look like that. I have a shared yard so it does make it hard to really do too much. I plant some flowers and that’s about it for now. If I won, I would probably donate the bird bath to the afterschool program that takes care of the community garden. The kids would love it.
    Twitter @EclecticEvelyn

    August 7, 2017 at 7:36 pm
  • Corina Moreno
    Reply

    You have a beautiful yard! I live out in the country so I have lots of birds that come around and squirrels that irritate my little dogs, lol, so that be perfect for the backyard! TFS!

    August 7, 2017 at 8:44 pm
  • So pretty! Adding black mulch around bushes and flowers/trees makes everything pop! I just wished the black color lasted longer. Seems like the next day it turns to brown. That bird bath adds a nice touch as well. I so need to get one!

    August 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm
  • Nicole flint
    Reply

    The bird bath is goregous! It reminded me of when my grandmother had a bird bath! Very nice scenery for the bird bath.

    August 8, 2017 at 10:44 pm
  • I will love to have this when I have my own garden one day! But for now, I’m living with my parents and there’s no garden!

    August 9, 2017 at 9:21 pm

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