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Old 07-27-2012, 12:59 PM
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Landscape addition

Hey guys, fall project I'm planning and wanted to get some idea's and profesional opinions, maybe changes or idea's before fall gets here.

First area, left side of the shed (have red lines marked where I'm thinking about making into mulch bed) I reseen this each fall, can't keep grass here and can't keep the soil moist don't care if I stuck a water hose here 24/7 it soaks up everything it gets. So, extend the existing mulch bed that goes down the fence row all the way around the shed to the other side and down the back of the property where same issue is present.



Another view, might extend this on out away from the fence row next year as this grass usually dies out each year also, but this year is an exception.


Other side of shed, as I said all the way around the back of shed down the back property line and up to the cenent slap where I use as a burner for limbs and leaves.



At the same time, here from another view just extend the garden on out and keep the angles between the garden and new landscape pretty much parallel


And from the other direction:


Excuse the mess everyone, its the back of the property and been focusing on getting the garden in.
Like I said, looking for idea's or things I should consider changing to make it look more professionally done and well thought out and planned. Not just thrown down half done job.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:15 PM
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Looks like you need to clear up some fungus areas!!! Looks like sun patch to me.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:31 PM
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Looks like you need to clear up some fungus areas!!! Looks like sun patch to me.
Didn't spray these area's thats why, planned on this so didn't waste the product just to end up round-uping what didn't die.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:59 PM
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Anyone got any idea's or sugestions?
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:06 AM
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I like to have taller shrubs such as technys to hide the wheelbarrow and divide the garden rooms... otherwise just put down the mulch is as good as grass...
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:49 AM
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I like to have taller shrubs such as technys to hide the wheelbarrow and divide the garden rooms... otherwise just put down the mulch is as good as grass...
Thanks smallaxe
Was beginning to think all you guys were on vacation

I've had every plant that can be thought of planted on each side of the shed and they die, as you can see I now have roses which I also had climbing roses on each side and they lasted two years then died this spring so hoping these knockout roses will do the trick.

Also keep in mind, the wheelbarrow and dump cart is on the side, not in view from the house which is why we chose this area.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:51 AM
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Also, once the landscaping is in thinking about more fruit tree's in these areas.

But that's next spring after I see how much room I actually have in the landscaping to work with.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:28 AM
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Fruit trees are a personal favorite of mine, in that you have shade and fruit, as they also become the focal point of a particular view within the garden landscape. This year, only the plants that get adequate shade are doing well... anything that grows outside the protection a shade tree seems to struggle no matter how much water I give it...

We got a little rain this morning and it is still cloudy now... so the landscaping looks good at the moment...
What kind of fruit tree are you thinking of?
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:43 AM
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Don't know if you've seen my pictures here:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=380540&page=2

I took these above in the morning, another hour I would have been in full sun and the garden loves it. Fixing to can tomatoes here in about 30 minutes

Its been a great season for the food, I really can't complain the good lord has provided this year.

In the third pic down from the top (above) you can see the peach tree by the shed I set out this year and in the back ground the mature peach tree's I got about a bushel off last night

On the other side of the garage, Apple, cherry and more peach tree's plus grapes (those can be found in the link).
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:42 PM
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Nice landscape overall, but it really looks too sunny everywhere... the sun has become my nemesis this year and going outside w/out shade isn't likely to happen for a while yet... great garden design with lots of produce, and you're right about the sweet corn this year...
It just dawned on me this morning that we are into August and the local Farm Market hasn't had any corn yet... have heard anything about , why that is...
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