Autumn is truly the most beautiful season here at Teacup Lane.
This is our Mountain Green Maple - probably the maple with the most stunning fall colors in our neighborhood.
Deep rich reds and oranges that make my heart sing with glory.
The reds change from the top to the bottom.
Our landscaper finished his work in our back yard.
We had the grass removed from between the sidewalk and garage and had crushed red stone put down instead.
Our outdoor water faucet is located in the corner here and we store our hose in this area during the summer months. I plant to get a bench for this area and some flower pots.
Then we had the bed around our Serviceberry tree edged in stone and mulched.
The last improvement was edging the walkway around the deck with stones and adding the same crusted stones around stepping stones.
It is so clean and neat now.
Our goal was to eliminate the need to weed or trim any shrubs or grass close to the house or deck.
A view from the other side.
The landscaper added another stepping stone for me.
I have short legs and now it just right for walking on.
We are very pleased with the results.
Next year we'll edge and mulch the trees and shrubs on our back property line and hopefully bury the four downspouts.
We plan to slowly do each section in the back stretching the work and cost over several years.