Small narrow front bed

barbara.s.32May 17, 2014

Hi I am just learning how this forum works and posted this question last night but can't see it today so will try again.
We bought a 10 foot Vulcan magnolia to plant in this bed but are questioning the shape of the bed. It is on the slope on one side and end and can't be enlarged much so am wondering about going smaller or none at all. Some things died, some were eaten by the dear deer.
My other magnolia on the other side of the yard has no bed around it but is old and big- thanks to yaardvarks imput we have shaped it up. Do I plant this one exactly opposite the old one or try to offset it as much as possible?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Keep in mind that the shape of the bed needs to correspond to what's in it (tree) and what's around it (street & drive). There fore, the flat sides of the beds abutting street and drive make sense, but the back corner would be better rounded (reflecting the tree canopy). You'll need to reconfigure plantings below the tree to correspond to light conditions (which will change as the tree grows.)

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 6:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks yaardvarks - that is an easy fix.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2014 at 7:48PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Landscape design assistance
Hello, Our home is in Connecticut (Zone 6A) and we've...
Front entry needs a curb appeal makeover!
Hello everyone. I'm stumped on how to improve the curb...
Jess TKA
Need landscaping ideas
Hi, we just built this house on a junior acre in zone...
Landscaping ideas - Need help with suggestions of plants please
We would like to seek help in filling our concrete...
Feedback on my design/plans?
In a previous thread I asked for general suggestions...
Sponsored Products
Quatrafoil King Canopy Bed
Brown Bed Side Lamps: Luna 23 in. Brown Incandescent Table Lamp CLI-DF49534606
Home Depot
Coaster Sofa Bed 300134
Beyond Stores
Custom Dale Upholstered Headboard
Home Decorators Collection
Custom Hadley Upholstered Headboard
Home Decorators Collection
Homelegance Sanibel Twin over Twin Bunk Bed w/ Trundle in Black
Beyond Stores
Child Craft Classic Dressing Bureau - Cherry - F01333.85
$249.90 | Hayneedle
Andrew Brown Queen Sofa Bed
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™