Hedge / Flower Bed Design
I have a SFH on a corner lot that I want to place a privacy hedge around (front yard). My local nursery recommended that I use Schip Laurels. How far off center should I plant these. I was told that they grow to 6' wide but that can take 5+ years so to plant them closer (3-4'). Any advice on that? Also from a growth rate perspective how big should I get them ($$$), i.e. how long do small ones take to grow
I'm planning on letting them grow to full height (6-8') on the front and where the two roads meet trim them to closer to 4'
The house is off center so I wanted to create
1) a flower bed on the larger (left) side to create a semblance of balance
2) flower beds where the hedge and walkway met (dash of color)
3) Lighting behind the hedge to light up the walkway
4) I have 2 trees (Maples I believe?) and was thinking of adding some more trees on the open/left side of the yard to provide balance.
I'm attaching a few pictures of the front and a very rough mspaint diagram of what I'm thinking.
I'd appreciate any and all advice (first time doing anything like this).
Also regarding the walkway , flagstaff, brick just random stone with grass in between (so that the yard doesn't look divided)?
Thanks a bunch :)