Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Help me Landscape!

   I am seriously the opposite of a green thumb(ironically)! When we bought our house, they had a couple of bushes planted in the front with some mulch, which is removed now. I have NO idea what to do to the front of my house, but it is in need of some TLC! Here are some pictures, I'd appreciate ANY comments, hints, suggestions, anything!

It's hard to get nice grass to grow in the yard anyway, so something nice and colorful that I wouldn't kill would be a nice touch lol.

Sunni wants to be in the pictures too..

The little tree on the right actually blooms pretty, but only in the fall.

I thought about some little white "fence" kind of thing, just for decoration, I don't know? 
Please help!
-Jessica
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12 comments:

  1. Hi, Jessica. First of all, thank you SO much for becoming a Follower of my blog! That is so nice of you, I just saw it. I will become a Follower of yours -- I don't see the section with 'followers' on your side bar, but I will go to the top upper-left and follow by clicking on that! :)
    Second, I think if you bought Hydrangea bushes to plant along the front, like under the windows, it would look gorgeous. Check out how pretty hydrangeas look here, on this pinterest photo I pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/135319163773263988/
    I wish I could do this with my house, but the deer would eat them all if I had them! You can also check out my "Porches" board, that shows some more hydrangea and bushes as decorations by homes. Good luck!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  2. P.S. If you have an overhang, which I just noticed, you should probably plant ANY bushes outside of that, so they could get some light/sun. Also, you could buy some planters and plant some pretty colorful flowers in them. One for each side of your stoop!
    gv

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    1. Thanks so much for your input Gloria!! I coincidentally bought a hydrangea bush last year and planted it... but my dogs got to it before it rooted well enough! lol I'm working on putting a fence in the back yard to solve that problem though.
      And I'll make sure to add that follow me button ;)

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  3. Jessica,
    I have a wonderful black thumb so I'm not the one to ask! In fact Wayne and I are going through the same thing over here! the existing landscape needs lots of love. We have been visiting nurseries walking around going I like this or that.... (who knows if we can get them to grow in the yard)! We need to remove the old before we buy the new....
    Can't wait to see what you decide to do! Love your fence idea and is your overhang large enough to sit under?
    Maybe bring the fence a little in front of the overhang and add a row of hostas or boxwoods in front? We have had luck with day lillies too! It will depend on where in the US you live as to what grows! good luck!
    dee dee

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    1. haha well I live in Alabama, so i'll have to see how those would do! right now, the overhang is just a sidewalk, maybe 3 feet wide? But that is a good idea, maybe extend it and then put the fence? I have wanted a front porch! Thanks for the advice, Dee Dee! Hopefully this project won't take all summer! lol

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  4. Looking at your overhang.. why not put down pavers
    and create a little porch with a few chairs and
    potted plants... for starters.
    Then get some plants that come back every year
    and let them grow... a bird bath to one side of
    the little porch.. you have a blank work of art.
    Have fun with it!
    sandy

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  5. http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/search?q=front+porch

    scroll down and look how I changed the
    front of my house...
    Good luck!
    Sandy

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    1. Sandy, thanks for the advice! I'll definitely go check out your house for some inspiration! :)

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  6. Hi, Jessica. Wish I could help. My Mom and my sister got the green thumbs in my family. Your house is adorable though!

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    1. Haha, right?! Same here! My family has flower beds and gardens... and I kill a vine! lol thanks for the compliment though!

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  7. Looks like you have shade so some Hosta plants would be nice. They will come back every year and spread out nicely

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    1. Thank you Ann! I will definitely have to check those out! I need something easy to take care of. :)

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