Is It Possible to Do a Nice Frnt Yard Landscape on Nearly Zero $$
....Without spending a fortune? Where do you look for deals for plants? or is that even a possibility? I'd like to find some nice perenials that are low maintenance, because I can't spend too much time outdoors (Severe allergies), yet I'd like to give my house some nice curb appeal. We're on 3 acres of a mostly wooded lot, so I really don't need trees. We planted a dwarf Korean lilac tree about 10 years ago & it has beautiful fragrance & spring color, but that's about it for my "green thumb". I planted a burning bush in a shady area and although it's tall, we never see the bright red in the fall. And we lost an azalea bush for reasons unknown. And, oh yes, the moles are running rampant. Are daylillies truely indestructable? And, am I doomed to only plant hostas? (no offence to hosta lovers)
I've been trying to get educated about soil conditions, (mostly clay here in MO), shade/little sun in front yard, & deer resistant plantings.
Is starting from seed a good way to get the plants I would like, since nurseries tend to be fairly high priced, or would catalog specials be a better option?
And this is only the front yard. Our backyard has so much potential, but the money is scarce to do it justice at this time.
TIA and any suggestions would be appreciated.