side of house
After a heavy rain a few weeks ago, I noticed something like 2 or 3 inches of standing water along the side of the house. There was also a wet area on the foundation that made it appear the water level had been even higher. I'm thinking I need to put in some dirt to level out the ground and make it slope away from the house so water doesn't pool there. Then, I was thinking of planting there so the dirt doesn't just wash away.
Usually when I see plantings on he side of the house (not front), they're just a foot or so deep...big enough for a single row of daylilies or something. Would it look strange to have that side planting be deeper than that? I'm thinking that if I do this, I might want it to come far enough out to go around the chimney, but I'm worried it might look funny.
Also not sure if it should be a continuation of the front bed or a seperate bed. I'm thinking it should be a continuation with some snakey curves to come around the corner.