Elegant Front Yard Design Ideas
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In my last article on the front page, my landscape discusses the installation of driveways and sidewalks as a starting point and how it can help create an overall framework for your front yard design. So assuming that you get to that point, we’ll move on to some of the major secondary element considerations. Plants When selecting and setting out plants on the front yard or any landscape, you need to consider more than just how things will look. You should also consider other factors such as sun or shade, sun or shade duration, type of soil, purpose, elements, and specific crops that will be needed or done in the future.
There are also some other considerations such as how close the plant to the home and its foundation. When making the plants in the front yard, place small bushes and shrubs as high as 4 to 6 feet from the house. If closer than this, they could lose the sun or rain because of overhang from the roof. They can also be fried from the heat that bounces off the wall. Placed away from home in a wobbly row that is wider than a narrow row, they also add 3d effects on the landscape that makes the home look bigger. Another consideration that most people do not think about is the long-term effects of planting around the foundation of the house. Remember the space that grows and grows its roots at maturity.
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Roots are powerful forces that can find their way through the rock. They also do not seem to have much trouble with the foundation. Most plants certainly need water. Irrigation, and especially flooding plants and beds around the foundation create a potentially damaged foundation. This is not always the case but it does happen. If you want to have a plant that is close to home, where an individual plant watering, dripping system, or even a low profile spray is safer than flooding the entire area. Lime leach from concrete is a problem that I see quite often. This is a common problem because it takes a long time to appear. Over time, lime out of the concrete into the ground so the ground becomes alkaline. If the soil ph becomes too high, the plant will start to look sick and yellow.
Usually, keeping a bed with plenty of organic material will support and prevent this problem. Adding sulfur and organic to the affected bed will help reverse the problem. The main thing to remember when making landscape plants, along with how they look, is what they will do in the future. Whether it’s a front yard landscape, a backyard landscape, or other parts of your landscape, remember these key things might make you frustrated and money in the future.
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