New Yard for 250-Year-Old House: After

Who: Richard and Bonnie K.
Where: Brookeville, MD

We are grateful for the sense of serenity and peace that our yard provides and how it has elevated a "poor-man's 1760 farmhouse" to a place of beauty. We love to show it and are so gratified to hear visitors' positive comments. We are lucky to have had the opportunity to create such beauty. The hardest parts were the back-breaking labor of digging, re-digging, planting, and maintaining the gardens and the sense of loss when an ancient tree fell or was in the process of dying, as well as the need to transplant or replace plants that didn't make it. Thankfully, I point, and my husband clicks!

Who did the work: I did most of the work myself
Cost: $50,000 to $100,000

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