Back Yard Design by a Newbie
Greetings, I posted this in the conifer forum and am waiting to hear back from Dax. Just thought I'd ask if anyone here would be willing to give me their feedback. I've never had a yard before and I've made one $15K mistake already (LOL some folks learn the hard way!)
In the diagram (sorry I don't know how to make it appear here so I added a link to photobucket) I decided to use Styrax Japonicus for both trees, of course I'd want them to be least 10 feet since they are slow growing. For question marks on left, a Thuja O. Holmstrup and Thuja O. Smaragd. For question mark on the right a Chamecyparis P. Boulevard Cypress and move Russian Sage farther down the creek bed.
My yard faces West, North facing arrow would point down toward the dry creek bed, summers range in the 90s with triple digits common, winters mild, clay soil, Ph 7-7.5, I'm looking for a relaxing environment that I, at a beginners level of skill, can care for.
I'm also thinking of using a fence fabric. Are any of you familiar with this product and it's longevity? I have an 8' x 6' sample on my fence now and it is so nice to look out and see what looks like a beautiful hedge rather than chain link. Copy and past the link below then go to Our products > Design Options. My sample is of the Morning Glories but I'm thinking of using the Ficus Planting.
Here is a link that might be useful: