Josh and Malissa McCulloch
Landscape Architects & Designers
DIY Front Yard Makeover traditional-landscape
 

DIY Front Yard Makeover

DIY front landscaping with pondless waterfall. A mixture of perennial and annual flowers keep the flowerbed looking lush all summer and is an inexpensive way to add curb appeal (tip: install a drip line for the hanging baskets - much easier than hand watering!) The black adironack style front porch swing that we built serves as the perfect place to sip lemonade and enjoy the blooms!
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http://joshandmalissa.blogspot.com/2010/06/finally-feels-like-summer-a

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Anastasia Sharamitaro Walters wrote:
Hanging plants - Can you let me know what are the hanging plants?
   Comment   June 5, 2014
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melroseco
Those look like hanging Morning Glory
July 26, 2014 at 9:34PM   
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Josh and Malissa McCulloch
They are wave petunias :-)
August 4, 2014 at 12:34AM     
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scotchoiloilo wrote:
Hi! Are the day lilies perennial? Thanks
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carotx
Yes, daylilies are perennial. Stella D'Oro can be divided every few years and you'll increase the amount of plants you have for free!
May 8, 2013 at 11:33AM   
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kmgpscg wrote:
Would love to get basic plans of how the waterfall was made? - Any help would be appreciated, we are new to landscaping :-)
   Comment   August 13, 2012
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Carolyn Fenter
I finally have found what I am looking for to put in my front yard! Are there any plans anywhere?
April 5, 2014 at 10:23AM   
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Brenda Gary
I found the plans for the waterfall since there didn't seem to be an answer to the question here are the plans: http://www.mipond.com/manuals/cascadefalls/index.html hope it helps
May 22, 2014 at 2:14AM     
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debnee wrote:
are there anything added to fill out the yellow day lilies base
   Comment   May 14, 2012
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ingridstrydom
I is very colourful, nice bakets.
April 30, 2013 at 7:59PM   
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Vanida Pungpravat
Gorgeous front porch. Good job.
February 25, 2014 at 2:41PM   
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sandkastle wrote:
DRIP LINE - WHAT DO YOU MEAN ADD A DRIP LINE FOR WATERING? HOW?
   Comment   April 20, 2012
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waveaddict
You have to run the line up the wall in an inconspicous place and then down into the baskets.
May 13, 2012 at 8:45AM   
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New Seabury wrote:
Walkway - Hi..I live in upstate NY and need a new walking path.We currently have bluestone but it's too narrow and boring! I call it the death march. I got a price of $10k just for the path no plants, etc. Does that seem correct? My husband can pretty much do anything but I would like help deciding on a design, pattern etc. I have a few pictures posted that you could see of outside of house and what I am talking about. We are currently adding a portico with an Ipe deck. Would love any insight you could provide! Thanks sooo much.
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Just saw the rest of the pictures you posted... your home is beautiful! I'm in love with your kitchen!
April 18, 2012 at 2:16PM   
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New Seabury
Thank you so much for your reply! If you look at my photos you will see a portico we are adding and Ipe deck. In those shots you can see the existing sidewalk. It is a long path because it goes from driveway to front door and the house kind of curves on the site. $10,000 is a lot to me for that. My husband and I are big DIYers, on our third house. He is one of those guys that can pretty much do anything and used to build houses many years ago. I think we could do project just wished I had a person who knows more than me to develop plan with. I seem to have only talked to people locally around me and they don't see too creative or really show any interest.

We have been working on this house 9 long years. On the outside of house we have Added pergola in back and small one above a garage side door,built a cupola with lighted lantern, replaced garage door and put in a lot of landscaping. I wish you lived near me!! Inside of house we have been redoing every room. Gutted kitchen, mudroom, etc.
April 18, 2012 at 2:19PM   
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lynnellen wrote:
where did you get the swing?
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motherbear
Try googling "adirondack porch swing"
March 11, 2012 at 2:19PM   
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My husband and I built it. We found the plans online but it was a few years ago so I'm not sure of the source. Thanks for your question!
~Malissa
April 18, 2012 at 2:15PM   
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eksieb wrote:
What type of plant is up front as the ground cover? I like the variety of color.
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The large pink flowers are part of a ground cover called an "ice plant" - its hard to tell from the picture, but they're gorgeous! They close up at night and open during the day. The color stays all season which is wonderful. Honestly, I am not sure what the other ground covers are - we ended up taking them out last summer because they were choking out the ice plant. But we already miss the mixture of color they bring so I think we're doing to add some dividers and replant.
January 24, 2012 at 10:17PM     
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mbrown162
how did u do waterfall
June 21, 2013 at 5:57PM   
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rayoo wrote:
what are the pink and violet hanged plants
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Petunias :-)
January 1, 2012 at 10:43PM     
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jeanosborne wrote:
what is the name of the yellow plants?? thank you
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thats great info.....thanks
July 19, 2011 at 12:23PM   
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kbogan33
I would love to know how you built the waterfall. Absolutely beautiful!
March 2, 2014 at 6:12PM   
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lbjb777 wrote:
Will someone please answer the waterfall questions? thanks.
   Comment   May 9, 2014
user45 wrote:
please let me know what the low growing plants are. Thank you
   Comment   April 15, 2014
sheila017 wrote:
Is this water feature a DIY project for one not as young/strong as b4 - I would like this for my backyard near the patio. May I have a general idea how to achieve? What items are required? You have an excellent eye for beauty and nature.
     Comment   March 30, 2014
muckbuck wrote:
What is the link to the waterfall? - This is a beautiful entry! I see several others have asked about the waterfall - is there an answer coming? Thx!
   Comment   March 27, 2014
yeastbread wrote:
Deer resistant, full sun for entrance walkway - Best plant, full sun, deer resistant for a walkway
   Comment   April 21, 2013
Sharp Landscaping Inc. wrote:
Is this pondless water feature?
   Comment   March 8, 2013
crossruth wrote:
What size pump/type did you use and how deep did you dig?
     Comment   October 24, 2012
swintonsue wrote:
I just love your pond - What size/type of pump did you use and how deep did you need to dig? Thank you so much it is beautiful. Susan
   Comment   August 13, 2012
cqmatthews wrote:
Trying to figure out the brillance of the water without the obvious water hole which is great for small child - How beautiful,I am a DIY girl, can you pls share how the water is contained or if you have a resource for me to refer to.If you prefer you can email cqmatthews@yadtel.net Thanks so much,this layout and plants look like I could come close if I could figure out fountain,I already grow these plants in NC andddd have like rock.
   Comment   July 3, 2012
sandkastle wrote:
WATERFALL - I KNOW THE WATER GOES TO A RESERVOIR UNDERNEATH, BUT WHAT SEPARATES THE END OF THE WATERFALL AND THE DIRT IN FRONT? IT IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL.
   Comment   April 20, 2012
Lindsay West wrote:
What are the paint colors on the house?
   Comment   March 10, 2012

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8. Flower power. Flowers are one of the least expensive ways to make the front of your house blossom with curb appeal. For those with a green thumb, sprucing up your home will never be so fun.
Petunias in vibrant pinks and purples add bold color to this porch.

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