New home, pitiful little landscaping...needs help :)
We just moved in and the builder gave us a few, baby shrubs. We are not sure if we should keep some of these or change it up. We definitely want to add some shrubs or small trees along the side of the house where there currently are none. With help from people over in the "name that plant" forum; we have figured out what the builder gave us. In front of the porch, we have a nellie stevens holly on the corner, three japanese hollies of some kind along the front of the porch, three yaupon hollies in front of those and a dwarf buford holly on either side of the front steps. In the small square bed behind the sidewalk, there are more Japanese hollies in back and dwarf yaupon hollies in front. All hollies!
We have some plants that we could possibly try to move from our other house to replace or add to this. From there we could bring as many as:
7 emerald green arborvitae
2 blue point juniper
5 gold mop false cypress
3 dwarf buford holly
2 red knockout roses
4 pink knockout roses
I was thinking that it would look nice to have a small crape myrtle (pink velour maybe) in the little bed in front of the window (its a 12ÃÂ11 foot space) and a matching crape myrtle in a rounded bed coming out on the corner of the house (and taking out the nellie stevens that is there). I was also thinking of putting an arborvitae on either side of the steps in place of the dwarf buford hollies and some more arborvitae on the side of the house here and there mixed with shrubs. We want to stick to mostly evergreens except for the crape myrtles, but would love to have a nice mix of colors of shrubs. We would also like it to be a bit formal and low maintenance. Our front and side of the house get full sun the whole day. We are in the Charlotte, NC area, zone 7. We would love to hear any advice or suggestions you have. I'll post some more pictures, also. Thank you in advance!