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valpd 04-06-2013 12:52 AM

front yard landscaping help
 
I would like to redesign this area. When we bought the home 8 years ago the original owner had a landscape company design the front yard. I just feel this area is way to large. The tree soaks up all of the water so literally nothing can grow close to it. We have some knockout roses around the lamppost and flower garden roses in the middle.
I am worried about putting down grass seed here because of how it would look. Any new ideas would be appreciated!

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Fix'n it 04-06-2013 08:52 AM

pics no good

valpd 04-06-2013 08:57 AM

http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/...ps59f601c3.jpg

valpd 04-06-2013 08:58 AM

http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7ea136b8.jpg

valpd 04-06-2013 08:58 AM

http://i1327.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0634b1b4.jpg

valpd 04-06-2013 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1153419)
pics no good

Should work now.

ddawg16 04-06-2013 09:23 AM

That actually looks pretty good.....

I would take out the border around the tree and just do it around the lamp post.

Don't assume the tree is sucking up the water...those roots are low in the ground....the surface grass will get it's fair share of water.

valpd 04-06-2013 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 1153445)
That actually looks pretty good.....

I would take out the border around the tree and just do it around the lamp post.

Don't assume the tree is sucking up the water...those roots are low in the ground....the surface grass will get it's fair share of water.

And put down grass seed or just remove the pavers and mulch? What about the area in the middle?

Fix'n it 04-06-2013 09:38 AM

i would do a smaller area around the post. make the rest grass. the grass will grow unless you have other issues (i doubt that, as the rest of the grass looks good).

valpd 04-06-2013 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1153455)
i would do a smaller area around the post. make the rest grass. the grass will grow unless you have other issues (i doubt that, as the rest of the grass looks good).

I am hesitant to make the rest grass. The original owner laid down sod so it wouldn't look right. I am trying to think of a way around that.

ddawg16 04-06-2013 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by valpd (Post 1153459)
I am hesitant to make the rest grass. The original owner laid down sod so it wouldn't look right. I am trying to think of a way around that.

When it comes to yard work...there are few shortcuts you can take....

There is no EASY solution....

As for putting grass around the tree? Easy...remove what is there....grade....put down new sod....in about 3 months it will look just like the rest.

valpd 04-06-2013 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 1153464)

When it comes to yard work...there are few shortcuts you can take....

There is no EASY solution....

As for putting grass around the tree? Easy...remove what is there....grade....put down new sod....in about 3 months it will look just like the rest.

And just make a circle around the tree ? To me that would look even worse.

ddawg16 04-06-2013 10:02 AM

No....a circle around the lamp.....the tree would have grass around it like the rest of the yard

valpd 04-06-2013 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 1153470)
No....a circle around the lamp.....the tree would have grass around it like the rest of the yard

Sorry that's what I meant. I could try that, but the issue we live in a very active subdivision where kids always come over and play. Putting grass here just wouldn't survive. Believe me.

Fix'n it 04-07-2013 09:38 AM

you could temp fence it off.

if you just want to spiff it up. just look on the net for a style you like, then do it.


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