This is a photo of the outside of my apartment from about a month ago when I started planting flowers in the beds down the side of the house...
A few hours of work
Two trips to the home improvement store
30 bricks (Sale price .58 each)
12 bags of rock (Sale price $2 each)
1 roll of weed block ($9)
4 new rose bushes ($14 each)
2 transplanted rose bushes that aren't taking off yet (free)
I did the work and my landlord split the costs with me.
Overall I'm pretty happy with it! I love pulling into my driveway and seeing blooming flowers!
The roses in the front are called Double Knockout Roses. Almost impossible to kill, easy to care for, and absolutely gorgeous!