With the interior of the house settling down as we continue settling in, we're prioritizing work on the landscape. Dozens of transplanted azaleas, peonies, hydrangeas and other plants are finding new homes, and the basic work on the backyard is nearing completion. Things that will be completed in the spring include digging out and properly layering materials in to the rain garden, replacing the one likely dead ornamental tree hydrangea, laying a paver walkway, and adding more small plant materials in key spots.
The City of Minneapolis requires that new homes have a total combined tree diameter proportional to the lot size. We need at least 16", and the one and only tree on the property is only 2" diameter. We've added 9 trees so far, and the final major specimen will be planted on Wednesday.