Some people want a perfect lawn. Our lawn is green all summer and requires no care other than mowing when needed. That's good enough for us. The tree in the foreground is the poplar, which in this late August shot is shading the house from the afternoon sun. The garden is on the left in this picture; its windbreak can be seen to the right of the chairs.
Basic home landscaping additions, such as a large shade tree and natural ground cover, can go a long way toward improving your property.
The Path we walk daily to and from our vehicles and the mailbox.
The poplar towers over the house. You can see the maples on the food, which is being "pruned" around the utility wires.
A walk around the house: This is the back of the house where the the lawn is only four feet wide. The branches framing the top of the picture are from a tree we planted almost 30 years ago. It is shading the south and west facing windows and the skylight.
The house we bought in 1969 with three dead elms in front and one in back.