Well, we have shrubs, but they don’t look so great.
The two sad ones and the less sad one on the far left are Golden Vicary, and the ones in between are Arbor Vitae. We’re pretty sure they’re sad because we didn’t keep them watered well enough before we put them in the ground. Dad says they’re not dead yet because he scraped back some of the bark on one of the branches, and it’s still green. Hopefully they’ll make it through the winter.
You probably can’t tell, but the yard has also been seeded. Dad borrowed a slit seeder from a co-worker, and the use of one didn’t require us to till the ground or lay straw. Hopefully by spring our curb appeal will have increased!! (Here’s the before and during pictures if you can’t remember how bad it looked.)