Landscaping front of house
April 30, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am thinking of taking down the bushes in the front of our house and replanting. I may hire a local nursery-landscaping company.
Any ideas?
I'm also going to change the shutters to a dark gray.
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What do you want to achieve? I feel that the bushes provide a horizontal column base to your home (although they could be trimmed a little lower). If you were to remove the bushes what would you like to plant there instead?

By all means do talk to a landscape designer but for my druthers I would look at planting flowers in the front that are perennial and annuals so you always have some colour to break down the blockiness created by the hedge alone.

I like the grey shutters and would do the front do the same as well.
All the best for this project
April 30, 2013 at 7:28PM     
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I agree that the bushes are fine…full and healthy looking. They are just too high.

I like your cream trim…different and nice for a change. I think I would go cream on the shutters, too.

April 30, 2013 at 7:36PM   
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My first thought is to replace the hedge with dwarf white azaleas. If you want to keep it, reduce the height so it is below the window sills and yet doesn't expose any foundation that is not covered by brick. I would like to see some softening. Perhaps curved steps and iron work to reflect the curve of the trim around the door.
April 30, 2013 at 8:11PM     
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