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Old 06-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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We have 3 knockout roses around the lamppost, 3 carpet roses in the middle and some hostas all around. They are all struggling.

Nothing will really grow in this area so I'm looking at the best solution of making this area smaller, but still look appealing.


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Make that picture smaller.
The new forum "features" are blocking half of it.

What can be seen though looks just fine.

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Make that picture smaller.
The new forum "features" are blocking half of it.

What can be seen though looks just fine.
I use my smartphone. Let me see how to make it smaller.
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Start with the soil and what is leeching into it from the mulch.
eg: roses are finicky... if they're doing well other plants will have issues.

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Start with the soil and what is leeching into it from the mulch.
eg: roses are finicky... if they're doing well other plants will have issues.

hth
We have decided on just making this area smaller. Looking for design ideas...
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I'd get rid of the whole thing and just plant grass.


BTW, knowing where are may get you more help or suggestions.
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I'd get rid of the whole thing and just plant grass.

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WI. I really don't intro get rid if it, just looking for a new, smaller design. I just added new mulch.
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I think it would look better if you had two separate beds.
it looks too big to me, and I think it would be more interesting
to treat them separately.

Where the tree is on the left make it about an 8 foot oval...
let the amount of space you have on the left guide you to the
amount is space you make on the right side of the tree.

Fill in the new oval with the existing plants you have in the
larger area.

Make a round bed around the lamp post and surround it with
a low growing perennial ground cover, you can also plant a few annuals
in between the ground cover like geraniums...
geraniums are sun loving plants with low maintenance.

Another idea for the lamp post would be hosta.
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I think it would look better if you had two separate beds.
it looks too big to me, and I think it would be more interesting
to treat them separately.

Where the tree is on the left make it about an 8 foot oval...
let the amount of space you have on the left guide you to the
amount is space you make on the right side of the tree.

Fill in the new oval with the existing plants you have in the
larger area.

Make a round bed around the lamp post and surround it with
a low growing perennial ground cover, you can also plant a few annuals
in between the ground cover like geraniums...
geraniums are sun loving plants with low maintenance.

Another idea for the lamp post would be hosta.
Nice idea. What should I put in the middle?
FYI. Nothing will grow by the trees.
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Nice idea. What should I put in the middle?
FYI. Nothing will grow by the trees.
Do you think the oval around the lamppost should be smaller than the oval around the tree? Should I lay down sod, grass seed or decorative rocks in the middle?
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Do you think the oval around the lamppost should be smaller than the oval around the tree? Should I lay down sod, grass seed or decorative rocks in the middle?
The tree should be a oval and the lampost should be a smaller circle.
Put grass in the middle. I love big rocks too, in the bigger oval
(lets say this comes out to be 8 foot) put decorate big rocks.

In the lampost, make that a smaller round bed, put some ground cover
and then in between you can bury pots of flowers. That's a trick we do..
first in early spring we start out with pansies, then when it gets hot we
switch to geramiums.



above is an example of mixing it up...this is from May 2004...By the time June
1 arrives there is no dirt showing... the perrenial ground covers spread.
note the hosta in the above right side...hostas are gorgeous...
look into then for the circle around the lampost.
We hunted down all these round rocks ourselves and the driftwood too.

Use your imagination, the world is your canvas.

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Would grass seed be the way to go as far as the middle area of the 2 rings or something like decorative stone?
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Yes, grass in the middle...just put stones in the oval bed along with
the plants. I put a pic of my front yard in a thread last week...
now I cant find it.
In my opinion, the front should be neat with plants and a minimum
of flowers. In our yard our front is neat, the back yard it the opposite,
high impact.
The example I showed you -- is from the end of our pond, I tried to
show what I mean by incorporating rocks and driftweed in a flower bed.

BTW. I would make the oval with some curves that are in and out,
keep it interesting.

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