John Sommers
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Five years ago I began the 'challenge' of putting a garden on this hill. The next 'before' photo shows just how many changes those years have brought.

When the front yard landscaping is not good enough. Let's take a look at three quality front yard landscaping ideas to keep in mind and give a try.

How to build the perfect raised bed

How to build the perfect raised bed: Rake the existing soil at the bottom of the bed to level it, then tamp it smooth. Line the bed with hardware cloth to keep out gophers and moles; trim the cloth with shears to fit around corner posts.

When we add on to the house - I want THIS off our master bedroom. Raise it and put a railing around it over looking the back yard... add a spiral stair case to get to the back yard just in case...

My Summer Project - Glamorizing the Pergola hanging baskets, lights, flowers. BEST price on cool looking hanging string patio/pergola lights. This lighted back pergola will be my inspiration (Edit:see post for my complete lighted pergola!

The outdoor curtains you see are a simple DIY by blogger Jen Stagg. We love how they add a bit of privacy and a lot of elegance to this backyard deck. The lights strung on the pergola complete the picture. Click through to learn more about Jen’s deck makeover.

The outdoor curtains add a bit of privacy and a lot of elegance to this backyard deck. The lights strung on the pergola complete the picture. Click through to learn more about Jen’s deck makeover.

Love this for privacy on the back deck!

Pergola and burlap curtains. Adding a pergola and burlap curtains to the deck might help with that afternoon sun beating on the kitchen door!

15 Easy DIY Projects to Make Your Backyard Awesome • A great roundup that has tons of Ideas and Tutorials for you!

15 Easy DIY Projects to Make Your Backyard Awesome This Coming Year! A great roundup that has tons of Ideas and Tutorials for you!