And here's what it looked like when they were done:
Lovely, eh? Here's more.
Before:(I kid you not, the short, stubby shrub on the left was the size of a Volkswagen.)
And after:The other side of the house before:
I don't have an "after" of that, but you get the idea.
Things don't look nearly so bare as they do in the "after" pics here. Next time I'll post what it looks like now, after Bret spent 3 days spreading 7 cubic (cubic, right? I don't do math) yards of topsoil around the foundation, and then mulch on top of that. I planted 3 new shrubs and 5 perennials last weekend in the front and hope to plant some more this weekend.