New House need Landscape Advice
I used to post here a lot in the PNW forum, but the military moves us around a lot. I am finally able to start gardening again - this time in Kentucky.
I need advice on what to do to the front of the house to make it look special. Right now it looks like every other house on the block.
Our house looks just like a mirror image of this. The color is a little cooler (less warm ;) in person.
This area gets morning sun and shade for the rest of the day.
I was thinking of adding an annabelle hydrangea to the center in that empty space between the two windows, about 5 francee hosta along the length of the bed, and impatiens in front. I also wanted to change the shape of the bed, maybe give it a curved shape to have more planting space along the side walk and bring the far end out to plant a flowering tree - I may even extend the bed around the side of the house?
What do you think of these ideas, or what would you do to brighten up this space?
I also have questions about planting. The backyard has lots of rocks in clay soil. I'm assuming the front is the same. This bed in front has a layer of mulch over a weed mat. Should I move aside the mulch, remove the weed mat, till in some composted manure, and then plant and replace the mulch - or can I just dig through what's there and place plants?
TIA - J