New Construction - Front yard landscaping question
Our new construction has a sidewalk that curves around the house from the front door to the driveway. The main yard in front of the sidewalk (road side) will be sodded. I am struggling with what to do with the section between the sidewalk and the house. My builder wanted to sod it...or at least a portion of it. My thought was to make it one big bed without any grass and put in shrubs around the house and then grasses and other ornamentals to fill in the other areas. The builder keeps saying that he doesn't recommend doing that b/c the mulch, straw or whatever we use for our bed material will just wash over the sidewalk. I looked at a lot of other houses with similar designs, and the majority of those all seem to have done the option I discussed.
What are your suggestions?