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Got the front bed and side area done…mostly happy with it. I’m thinking the large succulents in the front bed should be lower to the ground, maybe I should have got these other ones that are brighter green and more like ground cover.
I’m thinking of getting a tall planter for the door entry and putting the tall succulents there instead, then getting the ones I think I should have gotten for the bed.
With the tree’s cleaned up and the lawn nice and green…now its time to look towards the empty areas needing a little love.
- For the side, I want to plant blue fescue.
- For the front bed I like the idea of horsetail grass, large succulents and or a nice bush (rosemary or something with reddish leaves) to cover the sprinklers.
- On the shelf I would like to replace the two clay pots with maybe a concrete long pot with different succulents.
- By the front door I would like to have some large containers with succulents.
See the Updates:
Reseeding the Front Lawn
I don’t know if its something I did, or didn’t do, but the lawn was looking very very shabby. I have been told it’s time to aerate & re-seed…and that this is the ideal time of year to do it. After recruiting my neighbors meticulous gardener to come to the rescue, I am now excitedly watching the grass grow…LITERALLY!
Immediately after seeding…
Now I am wondering if the tree trimmers were really qualified and if they totally hacked my lovely rich yard down to nothing but crap!
I read some things about tree topping and how its bad. I am worried now that i ruined the beautiful landscape. Granted it was OVERGROWN, but maybe this guy went a little too crazy on it? I mean, I DID have beautiful flowers from the vines growing up the tree on the side. I DID have a lush private backyard. I DID have a huge, symmetrical magnolia tree in the front, that is now only trimmed on my yard facing side…wtf?
I REALLY hope things grow back and I don’t question what I have done to the yard.
Pruning the Overgrowth
So, I know the yard is all overgrown and needed major trimming/cleanup but…omg! I finally got it done and I’m in major shock! I believe the yard/trees haven’t been touched in the whole time Jack lived here – approx 15+ years, so there was some MAJOR overgrowth that really needed to be cleared out.