Added mulch around the roses today after digging out all the weeds and am using some brick stain to recolor the planters – much more cheerful! Also got to work staining the old brick by the gate – the front used to be completely brick, but over the years it disintegrated and was concreted in and painted over, but some still shows on the side.
This work also got me thinking about what the front of the house should look like, and how much we want a red door! The front walk is stained an ugly green, but I think the sand color of the stone in this picture would be really soothing. We also could do a terra cotta color on the roof, like this one has. This was actually the only Spanish-style house with a red door I could find – let me know if you come across any more!