A couple weeks ago I shared on Facebook that I was giving my front yard a bit of a pirate makeover. Ready to see how it’s turned out?
I was going for “Tastefully Eccentric.” I didn’t want to be too crazy, but I did want a bit of a pirate feel for the front of the house.
This is what I started with:
I had weed-ridden rocks and a couple bushes I didn’t like in the front.
We started by removing the bushes, as well as some roots/stumps from bushes the old owner had cut down, but never fully removed. Then came the rock removal. That’s seriously hard work. After doing 3 wheelbarrows by myself, I got smart and hired my neighbor to help. He’s better at the hard labor stuff than I am.
I found these gorgeous Jack Daniels whiskey barrels at the hardware store and got them planted with sun-loving flowers after laying down new landscape fabric.
I also found these skull flamingos on Amazon and just had to buy them.
I figure if normal yard décor includes pink plastic flamingos, skull flamingos are much more pirate-y.
After laying down pine bark mulch to replace the old faded landscaping rocks under the windows, I added a few skull flamingos around the barrels.
Of course, no pirate makeover would be complete without raising the skull & crossbones.
There are a few finishing touches I want to add, but I have to convince Jason to let me do them first. I want to add black stripes on the white section of the roof behind the flag and also get new shutters to match the green trim on the other windows. But overall, I think it turned out pretty well and I like the little facelift we gave the front yard.
Now, if only I can keep the flamingos in the ground. Levi likes to hug them and pull them off the stakes, lol.
What do you think of my landscaping project?