Okay guys, this has been something that we have been hemming and hawing over for the past year. When we moved into this house there was a lot of nice landscaping but so much of it was overgrown and some of it was leaning against the house. Dan worked so hard last year to take down what needed to be and we came up with a landscaping plan, bought the plants and put them in. It looked great but this year we noticed that it still wasn’t as neat as we wanted. So we decided to call in the professionals!
I’m SO glad we did because they came up with a design plan that I’m very excited about. I told him the types of plants we like and he gave me a few more suggestions as well as a plan for having things that bloom at all different parts of the season. Also, shrubbery that will fill out of the space in winter.
There’s a reason they are professionals! There is SO much to know and although I love learning about it and working on the yard, some things are better kept to the professionals. Plus, I already feel like we learned a lot just going through this process!
So, in order to keep costs lower, Dan did the removal and the landscaping team will deliver the plants and place them where they need to go and then Dan will dig and plant them.
On our plant list are: rhododendron with light purple flowers, white flowering azalea bushes, boxwoods, lavender, hydrangea and white daisies. I was very particular that I only wanted light purple, greens and whites :)
On this side of the house were many bushes that were overgrown and overwhelming. They were coming up against the house and past the windowsill so were blocking some light from that room. We plan to do the white azalea bushes here with lavender and daisies in front.
This side of the house is part of the landscaping we did last summer. We took everything out and replaced it with stuff we like, without the thought of how it would look throughout the seasons. So, for example we cut those grasses down in fall so it’s bare there throughout the winter which isn’t a great look! So boxwoods will replace the grasses and we will transplant the grasses somewhere else in the yard.
We already took out the grasses on this side, the arborvitae will get moved around and the hydrangea tree and bushes will be moved to another part of the yard. Along the house will be rhododendron and in front we will have new white hydrangea bushes.
This is a huge mulch bed down the side of our driveway that we have pretty much just let be since we moved in. It became a very unruly wildflower garden with many weeds that we could not keep up with. This is where we will be moving the hydrangea bushes and tree!
We (Dan) have a lot of work ahead, but hopefully it will pay off! We will share the final when it’s complete!