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Old 11-04-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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I put it up on paper and then created this in photoshop. This is what I plan on doing next year. After I get this done, the following year I'll draw up something new. I want to make the entire backyard a garden.

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20 Thuja Green Giants (Already Purchased)
Red mulch outlining darker bark mulch.
The Double Pink Knockout Roses to the right will go across the entire back yard (200 feet).
After crossing the bridge you'll come to a bench and if you keep walking the flagstone, you will enter trails that I plan to make. The way I have the roses across my backyard, the only way to enter the trails is over the bridge and across the flagstone.

It's a lot of time and work, but it's something I enjoy doing. It'll take 5-6 years before the plants get large enough to look like the below photos. By the way, I'll use a lot more different styles of plants as well. I just photochoped some in real fast that I found on the web.

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Old 11-04-2010, 07:54 PM   #2
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It'll look great.
Nice layout. Privacy will only improve with the trees growing.

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It looks beautiful the way you photoshopped it. Just imagine how it will look when it's actually done in your yard!

Are you going to install an underground watering system?

I hope you'll post some progress pictures while you're doing all the work!
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It looks beautiful the way you photoshopped it. Just imagine how it will look when it's actually done in your yard!

Are you going to install an underground watering system?

I hope you'll post some progress pictures while you're doing all the work!
Thanks! I'll definitely post some progress pictures as I go. I was debating about an underground watering system or not. I don't think I will only because we have well water. Most of the plants will be evergreens or perennials so after a couple years they will no longer need watered I think. I usually only water for the first year.
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Man, that looks great. Good luck.
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It does look good. The Deer will also appreciate it.
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Good luck! We're doing something similar next year as well.
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It does look good. The Deer will also appreciate it.

I know and we have a lot of those around... I have plants all around the front, side and rear of my house. About 3 years ago when we first built the house they took all my hostas out front. Since then they haven't touched a single one.

Being farther out in the yard, I need to take extra precaution. I'm planning to find dear restistant plants and also spray dear repellent every month or so.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:01 PM   #9
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Here is the actual prints that I'm still designing. I think I'll use river rock for the rock bed and surrounding that will be bark mulch. I'm going to keep the rock bed all evergreens/conifers. The mulch bed will be mostly flowers, with a few evergreens for winter interest.

I'm still designing it. I would also like to put a bed towards the back and off to the right of the house. I'm running out of ideas though... if anyone has any suggestions please do feel free to let me know.


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