For many years, a small picket fence framed our front garden. We have a basic mid-century colonial and the white fence helped to add a New England vibe and some much needed curb appeal.
After fifteen years, our fence was on its last legs, or should I say pickets. So we removed it last fall. I took a vote and soon realized that everyone in the family preferred the new-found openness. However, without the fence, the crudely-built stone wall looked shabby and had several loose stones. I'm certain it was made back in 1955 by the home's original owner using rocks from the garden. Anytime you dig a bit in Connecticut, you're certain to come across a small bolder or two!
Although I'm all for a little DIY, we thought it was best to hire pros for this project. In May, they built this new field stone wall.
It frames the front garden nicely, don't you think?
Another before view, above — and after, below.
I love how the new wall tidies up the garden.