My sweet little home has gone through some changes since that first day she became ours. The first time we saw her she was a real blank slate, no bushes or edging. We were free to do whatever we wanted. When we went back to look a second time, the owner planted and edged and we felt bad ripping out what we were essentially now going to be paying for. So we made do, just mulching and adding a few annuals that first year. Of course, we powerwashed the stairs, got a new light fixture, and new mailbox.