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Old 04-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #16
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something like this would look great.
http://hoehnenlandscaping.com/resour...ining-Wall.jpg

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something like this would look great.
http://hoehnenlandscaping.com/resour...ining-Wall.jpg
Looks nice but that it next to a home. Mine is way up towards the street.
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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.
That's what I'm having trouble finding. I would love to look at some examples.
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It all depends on your individual taste of course... and your ability to do the work or hire it out. Personally, I'd leave the planting bed around both lamp post and tree, but curve the edge more, probable to match the curve of your front walkway from the driveway to your front door. I think that would have a more pleasing appearance. Maybe a gradual rise in the middle would help too. Plantings could be any number of things depending on your preference. Maybe some larger stones, or a bird bath, or even a small water feature for interest. Just some thoughts.
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Your front looks very nice and neat. I do like a front yard without
a lot of flowers.
Remove the pavers (use them somewhere else)
put down lots of big rocks and small rocks, in between
plant ground covers and small rock garden evergreens.

In between the evergreens -- Plant low growing perennials like, hostas, purple palace, vinca vine...plant annuals in clusters in front of big rocks, instead
of spreading them out.
Change the shape of your oval by just adding small rocks in sections, then big rocks behind the small rocks.
Plant close, so that things spread out and there's no room for weeds to grow.

Go on a rock hunt...
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I also very much doubt that the tree is soaking up all the water. The tree is providing shade and so therefore any plants need to be shade lovers.

Never under estimate the beauty of the humble hosta. There are a ton of varieties. Personally, I don't care fort he matching look, so mix it up a bit. Add some fern or solomon seal, elephant ears and it will be lovely.
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creeper had a gorgeous example for around the tree.

You have a beautiful lawn. Looks like you might be up north.

What about filling the area in, not with flowers, but with flowering shrubs native to your area.

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