This was originally the back of the house in 1750, now the front entrance.
This was a mess. Before we saw the house, they had an old underground oil tank removed along with trees, hedges, lawn, part of the driveway, part of some rusty fencing tangled in with weeds, all of which half was still there. Took a while for the EPA to finalize and approve everything was ok before our closing. The biggest problem was that it was now graded wrong and when it rained, we would get water in the basement.
I usually don’t hire people to clean my house… but, feeling so overwhelmed, I got in touch with http://www.homeadvisor.com/ that put me in touch with MaidPro. They came today, the day before the moving company and it was the best decision. My house is now clean and ready to move in.
Yesterday was a long day, waiting for some essential services.
Furnace cleaned, tuned-up and oil delivery. Old antiquated propane tank assessed to modernize and relocate. The lawn mower was delivered, we mowed just in time, before the grass was so high we would need a brush hog. Tomorrow cable/internet hook up.
Checking some plants on the property and seeing what needs to be done with them.
These are the grapes, I have no idea what type. The root base is very thick, so they must be old vines. They are in a mess of weeds and grass on an old trellis. I have to clean up the area for them and then I’m hoping to arbor them so I can have a picnic table under them, like my grandmother in Hungary had.
So excited to find currant bushes. They need to be cleaned of weeds and tree saplings.
This is a beautiful little Japanese maple. It’s just planted in a bad spot. I would like to move it to another area.
Putting in the mailbox post was not easy, had to go through the brick sidewalk. I guess the last time they had mail delivered at the house was pony express? 🙂
I found some much needed out door seating at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore…https://www.habitat.org/restores/. I only found out about this store a few months ago and love it.
and this beat up, very heavy wood picnic table and benches was on $30. there.
Weeding and clearing by sidewalk:
before and after. Gained about 1 & 1/2 ‘ of sidewalk by clearing weeds.
Hello, We just purchased this old stone house that was built in 1750, added on to in the early 1800’s
and modernized in the 1950’s. It sits on 1/2 an acre with a small creek running through the middle of
the property. We are going to be slowly renovating it and adding organic gardens. I will be sharing
photos of before/during/after. Any comments, suggestions and helpful advice is greatly appreciated.
Here are a few photos from when our realtor Therese Merlino showed us the house for the first time.