Today, I want to introduce you to our pump house. Do you know what a pump house is? Maybe you do but you call it something different?! A pump house is a little out building that houses your well that pumps water out of the ground and into your house. You won’t have a pump house if you are connected to city water; however, if you live in a “rural” area (aka in the country), you more than likely have a pump house.
Ours is located near our double carport, which I haven’t shown you guys yet. It is a little too close to the house for my taste; however, it cannot be moved. So, it shall sit there… forever. Would you like to see a few photos? I’ll start with the front and work my way around.
And here it is with the door open. I LOVE the inside of the door. It’s rustic and old and chippy and charming and the list goes on. I have big plans for that door.
The “back side”…
And the other side…
Well, what do you think? It isn’t much to look at is it? I don’t think it is meant to look pretty. But by the time I get done with it, you won’t even recognize old pumpy. There is definitely nothing wrong with the pump house, it just needs a
little lot of TLC. Know what I’m saying? A good power washing is a must. Cleaning up the dead plants and clearing out leaves and weeds is happening ASAP. Wait, that already happened. While I was out there taking pics, I decided to give this pump house the attention it deserved.
It’s looking better already. I raked a lot of dead stuff out of this little area. Oh wait, it wasn’t ALL dead. I might have had a
minor no it was Big no it was actually a REALLY MAJOR incident with a frog during my clean up session. Thank God he didn’t get on me. Let’s just say there was lots of screaming and running involved. I prayed the rest of the time I was cleaning that side out that a frog wouldn’t get me. #nojoke #prayerworks
I added cannas, elephant ears and salvia flowers. This is a low area of the yard so all of these plants SHOULD do good here with the extra moisture! I’ll share another picture once the plants get really established. I also cleaned up around the front and on the other side as well.
Can you even tell a difference? I sure can! I don’t know what kind of grassy plant that is, but I’m leaving it because it does so well in that spot. I also discovered that I have 3 hydrangeas. I pruned the dead looking sticks. I hope I don’t kill the hydrangeas, because I really like those. I can’t wait to power wash this puppy and give it a little character. I’m tempted to share what I have planned for the door, but I think I’m going to make you wait. There was a piece of iron work on our old house that wasn’t damaged during the fire. I plan on adding that to the pump house as well. It should be a nice touch to the bare exterior.
I’m also in search for some more plants that can handle lots of sun and water. Know any of those? I need to do a little research. The idea of a little border sounds fun. Maybe some stones? Or maybe even monkey grass all the way around it as a little border? Some stepping stones between the carport and the pump house would make it much easier to access… and would be a super easy, inexpensive addition.
So, what do you think… Did I do a good job of cleaning up around the pump house? Does anybody have a clue what kind of “billowy” grass that is? Did I kill the hydrangeas when I cut off the dead looking sticks? I sure hope not! Leave a comment below!