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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby kwadden » Sep 22, 2011 9:10 am

B_BQ wrote:I too would forget about the grass - there's not much and what is there is having a hard time!

I would probably take out the lawn and fill it with perennials and shrubs, (flowering), and mulch it quite heavily. You could add a couple of spectacular pots filled with annuals for some nice colour during the summer.

I would also probably put a curved paved walkway from the driveway through it, continuing down the side of the house. I don't think much is going to survive between the house and fence anyway.

It's going to be a challenge for you, but hope you enjoy the journey.

Let us know what you decide and post pics!

~BBQ


I am new here but love this advice from BBQ! The pathway is a great idea because grass gets worn down anyways with everyone walking over the same patch. It would be beautiful to have the path bordered with colorful annuals too!
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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby Bark Biter » Mar 28, 2012 6:32 pm

Looks great what you have done so far.
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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby Lulu » Mar 28, 2012 10:07 pm

Will look amazing, once her large pots of brugs are blooming!
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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby karen03 » Mar 28, 2012 10:17 pm

Lulu wrote:Will look amazing, once her large pots of brugs are blooming!


oh for sure Lulu! I can't wait for those brugs :) I searched the brug names, they're all lovely!

We will be working on taking out the grass this year and replacing it with path & more perennials. I will update pics as we go

Thanks a lot for all the suggestions :)
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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby karen03 » May 21, 2012 10:57 pm

We started our front yard project.... Please let me know what you think... we're planning on planting creeping thyme and wooly thyme in between the paths and low perennials in the bed.
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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby Eeyore » May 21, 2012 11:49 pm

Wow! It's looking good so far!
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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby Lulu » May 22, 2012 6:13 am

Looking good, Karen!
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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby B_BQ » May 22, 2012 6:50 am

Wow! You've done a lot of work. It's looking really really good.
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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby karen03 » May 22, 2012 8:58 pm

Thank you! we're hoping to finish it this weekend so we can start planting. Happy gardening!
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Re: help with front yard please!

Postby Scrapinthehat » May 22, 2012 9:32 pm

Feel free to post more pics once it's all planted up. We'd love to see it completed, especially since it is such a great job so far!
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