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Old 06-04-2010, 11:16 AM
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keep border or not......

in this natural area....
if i do keep it should i stop sign the corners to make it look a little different??
ideas or suggestions please........tx......
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:19 AM
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of course im going to put down mulch after i figure it out...
just sayin.......
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:37 AM
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i actually like the look of tht! is tht timbers??
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:00 PM
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I would get rid of the wood borders; esp. the rectangle around the trees. Rustic sites like this need some color; consider azaleas, hydrangeas, Japanese maples, etc. A large rock added to your current ones would look good. Consider a flagstone or packed granite walkway. Try to improve the lawn, edge using nice curvatures, and mulch. Have a plan that you as homeowner will enjoy.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:35 PM
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I agree with gomodig, get rid of the border around the trees, edge, re-mulch, and add some color. I would keep the landscape timbers around the driveway and walkway but replace them with new ones as those look to be a little deteriorated.
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:25 PM
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what do you mean by edge??
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:55 PM
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i think he means edge around the beds with a bed edger to give it a nicer look before you remulch it. And I would replace the timbers around the driveway.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:13 PM
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i think he means edge around the beds with a bed edger to give it a nicer look before you remulch it. And I would replace the timbers around the driveway.
And there are some terrific examples on LS. A machine for this job would save your back. I always liked the southern arborethums that feature azaleas and dogwood growing naturally under canopy trees for spring color. Before planting know your sun trajectory to insure summer shade is available in the afternoons. If you have a full sun area, consider crepe myrtle; they grow from miniatures to 20 feet or more, depending on the variety. Some would say crepe myrtles are not rustic but really they are one of the best things about the South and are used widely. The japanese maples provide terrifiic fall color as well as summer long texture under the larger trees. Also know your soil; acid soils, rich and loamy, as opposed to clay soils will give good results.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:39 PM
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tx for the help guys....going to research bed edging......
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:28 PM
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I agree with gomodig, get rid of the border around the trees, edge, re-mulch, and add some color. I would keep the landscape timbers around the driveway and walkway but replace them with new ones as those look to be a little deteriorated.
I agree with you guys too.
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