|See the paper towels & all purpose spray? That window was filthy!|
Yikes! It's so bare now! Less is more...right? But with spring just around the corner I am fast at work learning about landscaping so we can give the front of our house a lift. It needs one desperately!
One thing I've learned more about recently is hardiness zones...check out this map that'll tell you what zone you live in.
I also read an article about the top ten landscaping shrubs. Here are some of my favorites:
|Picture from Sherry's Place|
|Picture from Colesville Nursery|
Boxwood (in a more natural form, I'm not a fan of geometrical bushes)
|Picture from Pride of Place Plants|
|Picture from Hav-A-Lawn & Garden|
And the Dwarf Crape Myrtle wasn't on the list, but I definitely think this would be a great option to grow in my place of the beastly shrub!
|Picture from Gardening Tips & Resources|
My front yard to do list (constantly growing):
- Rake away fall & winter's deposits (leaves)
- Pull beastly shrub stump out
- Paint porch
- Get new storm door & install
- Hang house numbers
- Rope off future landscaping beds & create river rock edging
-Turn up soil & prep beds for planting!!
-Plant!! ...when you've got the money to buy the plants :)
Anyone have any tips? Favorite landscaping plants? Any experience with landscaping at all? I'm not desperate or anything...