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Excavation + Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done {before and after}

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Last month I shared that we were removing a bunch of trees and brush in an effort to clean up the yard and pool area. It’s been done for weeks and haven’t had two seconds to write the post. I finally sat down and hid in my office, gathered all the pictures and got them uploaded to the blog. We ended up exposing about a 800 feet of a stone wall that is really spectacular. The stone walls are so pretty in New England. The pool area now gets a significant amount of sun light as many of the large oak and pine trees were fairly close to the pool before, blocking the sun. The trees and brush yard clean up project started in April mainly because we needed to remove a few dead trees that were close to the pool along with winter storm damage created by Mother Nature this past winter. 

You can see the before pictures with the tree removal guys exposing-new-england-stone-walls-our-massive-yard-landscaping-project post

This is the far left side of the house and as you can see, it was full of leaves and brush. 

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

After the excavator dug up all the brush ect.

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

 

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

I do not have many pictures of the back view as it was very thick brush and a ton of trees. Here is how it looked after the trees were removed, the stump guy came and before the excavator started. 

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

You an see the amazing stone wall that continues for hundreds of feet. It’s a really pretty wall. 

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

Excavation + Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done {before and after}

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

Before near the pool:

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

After:

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

 

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

Here is the front view of the barn before. 

UPDATED: See our Post and Beam Barn Renovation project 

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

After:

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

The view up the side of the driveway from the barn before:

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

During clean up:

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

After 3 full weekends of cleaning up the debris and mess ourselves, we decided to hire a landscape company to finish with an excavator. 

After:

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

Excavation and Tree Work Yard Cleanup Project is done

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I know, that’s a lot of dirt and ugly pictures. Stay tuned, I will be sharing the green grass pictures soon! We had a ton of top soil brought in and ended up hydro seeding the entire thing, about an acre, and the grass started popping through 2 weeks ago! Having an excavator for this type of work is really important. I think we would still be raking if we didn’t cave, and hire someone to come in and finish. 

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Money very well spent! Sometimes are intentions are good, but then we find that paying a pro is wayyyy more smarter! Jacquelyn

  2. Looks amazing!!!! I do love the stone wall!

  3. Wow, you guys have been working hard! It looks really nice! We know about wanting to do all of the work yourself, but having to hire someone to help. My husband and dad were replacing our fence, but ended up running into the bottom concrete post that they couldn’t remove themselves. They ended up having to hire a couple guys to dig it up.

  4. Wow! I can’t wait to see the end result. What a beautiful area you live in!

  5. Juanita in OH says:

    Oh my gooooooodness!!! What an undertaking…it is unbelievable how much of the work your family took on. My hat is off to all of you because that is backbreaking work. It looks fantastic now, I can’t wait to see the grassy photos. What you did makes so much sense for keeping debris out of the pool area. I hope all of you have a wonderful time in the nice and clean pool now.

  6. Cheryl Autrey says:

    Your hard work is paying off. It is looking good. Can’t wait to see the next step. The stone wall looks Amazing. Do you watch stone house revvival on the DIY channel. Your wall made me think of this show. Keep up the great job you and your family are doing. Love and Hugs