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Not sure if it's ok to do so i'll ask first. I want to do something to our new house to make it look good. there are alot of exspensive homes near me and I get looked at alot while using my snow thrower on my drive way. I'm not sure why alot of the poeple around here have big house, real nice landscaped lawns but choose to shovel their drive ways when it snows....

I got out of the buisiness last year due to many changes in my life and I am getting ready to start back up for 2005 or maybe even this winter with snow plowing.

I want to take this summer to fix up my place. I already ordered two weeping willows (we have wet lands) and some ever greens for some privacy but I want some ideas on what else to get and where to put it. I want to do a bird bath and feeder with a bench some where so we can sit and watch the birds. i want a few more flower beds ect... I don't have a set budget as this is going to be a long project for me but I don't just have money lying around to dump on my lawn.

Not sure what type of grass is there now but the previous owner took real good care of it and we moved in, in October and it looked good and full.

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Originally posted by The Lawn Boy Pro
Why not? Dont see any reason not to do so LOL:p
i just want to make sure I wont get flamed.
 

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Post it. MOST of us are here to give advice. There are always those trying to prove that they are better then you, but most of us are just here to help & learn.
 

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Do you guys know if these are salvageable? they look pretty bad


I have two of these near my front steps in this same condition.
 

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Ok I hate web shots!!!!!
Let me look for another pic hosting site and I'll repost
 

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Got it now!!!! Took me a while to figure it out

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Here is another one

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Here is a farther away view of them. If there not going to make it any ideas on what to put in there place that will look good?

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Now here are some pics of my front yard. As you can see it's a very basic yard.

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This is one side that doesn't have great grass. There is alot of shade and poor drainage due to a small stream of water flowing around the property. I would like to dress this area up some with some low maintainence shrubs with alittle ground cover and posible begium blocks. What do you guys think? Maybe a wavey shrub bed out lined in blocks?

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Another view...

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Here is a view closer to the house with an area for two cars to park

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the buds on those rhodies look like they'll produce a nice bloom, but that's about all those will have to offer.
 

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This is near the garage. I'm not sure what those things are but it looks like the previous owner just wanted a bit of privacy. There ugly and coming out. I want something colorful to fill that out that likes wetlands or at least moist soil.

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Here is a pic facing the street. Over near the street there is alot of shade. I was thinking ground cover but with a twist Like some shade loving flowers or maybe some kind of Juniper?

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Originally posted by bobbygedd
the buds on those rhodies look like they'll produce a nice bloom, but that's about all those will have to offer.
So you think I should just pull them?
Also thanks for taking the time to look at the pics. I am not too familular with shrubs so I don't know what works good with what. I want to use my place as a learning ground.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Bump
Man this site moves fast....
 

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If a customer were to ask me about those rhododendrums I would recomend replacing them. They look like they will survive, but replacing them with heathier plants will sure look alot nicer.
 
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