Pictures:Brick House, Bare Beds,Old Shrubs: Keep or Get Out Saw?
Just moving into this 80 year old Brick House and we need help with the existing landscaping & bushes! The previous owner pruned the over-grown shrubs, recently and removed almost all of the other plants!
As the pictures show, the house is a classic two story, center hall with this lovely fan window over the front door. So we really want to enhance the entry to our new, South facing, Old Home! These are Yew bushes, that you see all lined up in front and what would you do with these? My husband wants to use the Saw & replace them - please make suggestions for the New Shrubs? After the moving expenses, there is just a little in budget for the plants, but we will only do this once, right! We are concerned that if we start from scratch, it should be done now because removing the shrubs & roots looks like a big job! What kind of bushes & plants are the best look for this house?
There is a rock walkway on the right side of house, where you see the Sun Room and a small entry door. Our dream is to make this South-East facing corner into a knee walled terrace for a sitting area and planting roses on outside of wall and herbs inside where we might enjoy them! Have you seen a little garden area, like this might blossom into someday soon - any pictures to share?
Then there is the empty area in front of the sidewalk that leads up to the front door, currently covered with cedar mulch. And we need Ideas for the Bench area, under the huge Oak tree in our front yard!
By the way, there is a black mailbox on a post right next to the sidewalk as you step onto the front porch - guess this was handy for them. Please suggest a more decorative way to incorporate the mailbox, bet there are some great looks for this & maybe some pictures!! We are zone 6 and the deer do roam!
Love the large leaves & white flowers of Magnolia to accent our House, do you see a place for one or two? Thank you all for any help and Ideas, roseofblue