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Nothing can really grow in this area so I wanted to re-design it since it's a huge part of our front yard.

I was thinking of making 2 rings. 1 around the tree and 1 around the lamppost. My only concern is what I would put in between the 2 rings. river rock was my initial thought.

 
Posts: 6 | Location: Milwaukee, WI | Registered: Mar 13, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Why won't anything grow there?

I don't like rock. If you ever want to move it or remove it...it is a ROYAL pain!


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Posts: 4785 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The soil under that rock probably needs to be amended in order for things to grow properly. But I agree with Karen, remove the rock and then make a proper garden bed of it. And I actually thing the one larger ring looks much better than two smaller ones.


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I like the one large area also. I would add some evergreen shrubs like the ones you have close to the house.

Double dig in lots of compost and some manure. Biodegradable mulch would be better to further enrich the soil.

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I would suggest you to consult lawn care professional in you area. They will guide you better to design your front yard.
 
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Gosh, I look at the picture and see room for color, lots of color.
Unless you have particular plans to completely change the look, you might try to visualize raising the level; plant some perennials that flower...or annuals with lots of color, then put a low hedge around the perimeter. Hicks or Hills Yew, or Boxwood, might be considered. It certainly would be an eye-catcher.
If you consider annuals, it would be ongoing annual ritual to plant colorful plants that need not be always the same.
I get away with planting begonia every year in front of my Emerald Cedars....but there are many annuals that can do likewise.
If you do raise the area, you might be able to plant as though it as terraced...lower growing types in front, higher ones in back.
Make a ribbon effect of color, the low hedge would certainly set it off.
 
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Originally posted by lorencarls:
I would suggest you to consult lawn care professional in you area. They will guide you better to design your front yard.


But only as long as they can sell you some products or services. And many "lawn care professionals" know nothing about landscaping design! Not all of us what all those chemicals close to us either...that lawn care people use!
Pollution from lawn chemicals in the #1 polluter of our waters! Farm chemicals come in second!


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The space looks promising. I would probably use some garden accessories to spruce up that area. You can probably have a bird bath as the focal point there. The tree maybe you can surround it with a circle of flowers at the base.

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