$100 Front Yard Makeover

We moved into our house 3.5 years ago, and have been redoing what we can when we can due to financial constraints. The thing is that I like doing it little by little I get to be a huge part in every detail. It feels like a piece of art. Tweaking it here and there until it’s done.

With $100 I was able to liven up my front yard enough to feel like I made it pretty for the summer.

The first order of business was this tiny ugly tree, that did nothing to the house. We pulled it out and replaced it with 2 Bougainvillea bushes. I wanted to add color to the front yard, and have something that would grow up the wrought iron and cover it’s ugliness.

While I did not use garden wire to make sure they grew up and around the posts, I will need to when they get higher. If you are planning on putting Bougainvillea in make sure to have eye hooks and garden while to help them grow up the fence or wall you intend them to be on.

The other big thing was to paint the wrought iron in front of the front door and around the retaining wall. I chose the color that we eventually intend to use as the trim color when we finally paint the house. The transformation from just a coat of paint always astounds me.

Of course our painter du jour made an appearance.

We added some impatiens and solar lights to the walkway for the summer lift my front yard definitely needed.


After it was all done I spent more than the $100 only because I didn’t realize I’d need to 2 gallons of paint and 2 bags of soil. Otherwise I’m really pleased with the way things were done. I’m especially happy with the color of our wrought iron. Now we have to continue that color all along the side part of the gate.


Lowe’s Creative Ideas is giving one Fashionably Organized reader a $100 gift card.

MANDATORY ENTRY: comment with what you plan to do to make your outdoors feel more like summer.

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All comments must be posted by June 3, 2012, 8 PM PST. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm after receiving the e-mail from Fashionably Organized. This giveaway complies with FTC guidelines, and FB promotions rules. Please see OFFICIAL RULES, for this giveaway. For the purposes of this giveaway the “Sponsor” is Lowe’s.

As a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Bloggers & Influencers Network I was given the $100 from Lowe’s to give my front yard a face lift.

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  1. naomi c says:
  2. sarah davis says:
  3. naomi c says:
  4. Tammy Greer says:

    I love a well manicured lawn in the summer with lots of blooming flowers and schrubs. I plan to spend a lot of time in the yard this summer. Love spending time outdoors during the summer months.

    LuckyTJG at cs dot com

  5. Jennifer Marie says:
  6. My yard needs color! So I buy plants every year and hope they survive the Tx drought.

  7. paul haddock says:

    Flowers, flowers and more flowers

  8. Follow you on Twitter @pookiekitty62

  9. I have 3 empty planters! I need to fill them with flowers and/or greens. Also would love to repaint an old bench!

  10. i tweeted!

  11. Like you on FB~ Kim Giovanetti Miller

  12. Tweeted giveaway @pookiekitty62

  13. Trevor Clinger says:

    I would definitely use it to demolish my old dock overlooking a lake. And rebuild a more beautiful dock.

  14. Stefani K says:

    Get the sprinklers working again.

  15. richelle bowers says:

    plan to plant some flowers

  16. Tim Moss says:

    Probably use a weed eater real good on the yard.

  17. Amy DeLong says:

    new patio set!

  18. Amy DeLong says:

    follow you on twitter

  19. Tim Moss says:

    Follow Fashionably Organized on Twitter.

  20. Tim Moss says:
  21. Michelle H. says:

    I want to plant some fruit trees.

  22. 06-03 tweet #1
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

  23. Janice Cooper says:

    Paint the outside of the house, garage and picket fence.

  24. Janice Cooper says:
  25. Janice Cooper says:

    I follow Fashionably Organized on twitter @disneyfan40

  26. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we are installing flower boxes under windows that face the street.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  27. Gina Ferrell says:

    I plan on pressure washing the house planting new flowers and trimming the brushes.

  28. Gina Ferrell says:
  29. Vicki D. says:

    We have two rock areas in our front yard. One has a wooden fence which needs replacing. Then, some of our bushes have to go and be replaced. Plus, we need new plastic and rocks. We could really use the money towards this much needed project!

  30. Kenya Lassiter says:

    I would plant some flowers in my front yard.

  31. I’d like to plant some flowers and get some more rock for my backyard

  32. nannypanpan says:

    planting lots of annuals for color
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  33. I would like to add some flowers to my front walk way.

  34. Charity S says:

    I plan to add more plants to my patio.

  35. Charity S says:
  36. Kayce Crews says:

    I plan to make the outdoors feel more like summer by planting some flowers.

  37. Deborah Wallin says:
  38. I’ve been gardening since early spring to have a nice summer garden.

  39. Donna K says:

    I am going to work on my garden and plant more veggies.

  40. Tracy Robertson says:

    I live in an apartment so I can’t do anything to my outdoors, but I would love to give my Dad a Lowe’s GC for Father’s Day. He’s usually up to something in his garden.

  41. Donna K says:

    I Follow Fashionably Organized on Twitter (donnak4)

  42. Donna K says:
  43. Leslie G says:
  44. Breanne says:

    I want to plant some flowers

  45. Annette D says:
  46. heather c says:

    I’d probably buy lots of annuals and pots and put them along my sidewalk, then get a bright new welcome mat.

  47. heather c says:

    I follow @FashOrganized on twitter – ilovetoclap

  48. I plan to plant flowers to make my outdoors feel more like summer.

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