Upon our return home we had the painting to the front of our house finished.
I also ended up pulling a couple of bushes from the front that have not been doing well. Those bushes had been in the ground for at least 15 years and one of them gave me a hard time and didn't want to come out but I was finally able to get everything out.
In one spot I plan on putting in a nice rose bush and I already put in a couple of hostas plants to fill in the area.
Here are the before and after photos of our house:
We still have some landscaping to get done and then in the Fall we will be having a new deck put in.