View Full Version : landscape design advice?

03-28-2011, 06:01 PM
i was wondering if any of you guys could give me some advice on designing my existing landscape. i have a underground dog fence around 4 acres of my property and im having a problem with my dogs making a trail in my landscaping on the corner of my house. I was thinking about adding some big rocks on the edge of landscaping or something to stop them from running through it. I havent had a chance to do any landscape maintnance this winter so it looks kind of cruddy know. Ive added some pics so you can see what im talking about. If anybody else has any ideas id be greatly appreciated. I was also gonna tear down the picket fence and was wondering what would look good on the side of the house, something simple and would look good. Maybe plant a couple evergreen trees or something. Thanks
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03-28-2011, 10:35 PM
I think maybe you could work with what they started and put a stone walkway through it.

03-28-2011, 10:57 PM
Here is a example.

03-28-2011, 11:13 PM
^^^That looks good to me

03-29-2011, 10:07 AM
Some bushes along the side of the house, starting with a 'coverup' on the downspout... It would look better with framing in the yard a little better, rather than just going into those tall trees... Could even put a shade garden in those trees for a great transitional effect... :)

03-29-2011, 12:07 PM
Here would be another way of doing it

03-29-2011, 06:01 PM
Here would be another way of doing it

Thats really cool! ^^ What program do you use? and do you like it?

03-29-2011, 07:03 PM
I used Realtime Landscaping Photo 5 and yeah I like it. It is very easy to use and that took about 5 minutes to make. I also used paint shop to make the wall look like its getting shorter

03-29-2011, 09:55 PM
Thanks! I will have to look into it!