Mother of All Hellstrips!
We're finally ready to work on curb appeal for our corner lot house and would really appreciate any ideas or "been there, done that" suggestions.
The aptly named hellstrip is easily 170 ft. I do not like rocks, lawn, agapanthus, or junipers (driving through the neighborhood these seem common)used in the strips. I could go for a combination of pavers/concrete and plantings. Small trees would be welcome as the sole tree will have to be removed due to sidewalk/street damage from roots.
We are in Monterey County,CA. Water is a concern, so minimal, if any, water in summer, once established, is a priority.
I think I'm just overwhelmed at the size of this project. You wouldn't know by this horrific yard, but we do like to garden. We have allowed the weed-infested front yard to die over the past couple years,so we (and the neighbors!) are anxious to get going!
If the hellstrips stump you, please feel free to offer suggestions for the rest of the space. We are thinking of expanding the small patio and maybe adding a stone wall across that area. I'm trying not to hyperventilate at the scope of the project...the cost of the project...and yes, that cheesy rock on the garage is on the "hit list"!
Thanks for any responses, they are really appreciated!