How to embrace this WIDE hell strip
Not as tight as the other one but this long strip between the lot line and driveway is another one I can't seem to get my arms around.
This is completely shaded from the south due to the large lindens but it gets some early morning and early evening sun.
I've put a Korean Fir in front of the neighbors shed and Green Giant Arbs in front of the wood pile.
The current understory trees are Redbud to the left and Katsura to the right. I'm not going to be able to plant much near the Katsura (at least 6' away).
For perspective the lindens are right on the lot line and the shed is also on the lotline. Its tough to see but the neighbor has a well maintained hedge of Cotoneaster behind the lindens (in front of her shed).
I'm a fan of swooping lines so I'm not sure how to play off the long driveway.
I'm not sure if I should keep the current tree plantings with a simple ring of mulch or create a bed.
If I create a bed/s do I make my bed off the lot line and leave grass next the drive?
Do I make my bed off the driveway and leave grass next to the lot line? .
Someone has suggested to simply use a hedge of Hydrangeas all along the driveway vs. creating a bed.
All thoughts welcome! I'd consider moving the conifers but not the redbud or Katsura.