need a spruce up!

KLoMeMarch 14, 2014

I currently live in New Orleans, but am trying to sell a house in St. Louis (zone 5b). It has a small, steep, terraced front yard (3822wyoming.com for pictures) that gets a lot of shade from a large tree between the sidewalk and street (not pictured).
I'd like to pretty it up for spring. Considerations: I am obviously too far for upkeep/watering, but have someone mow the lawn every 2 weeks or so, who could probably do minor upkeep, too. I do not want to spend much money - just want to give it more curb appeal. Any suggestions, including when and what to plant, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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shadeyplace(7)

Without spending a lot more money than you might want, I would keep it very simple, maybe some pots with annuals. Anyone who buys will "do their own thing". This is just my opinion...Lovely house by the way.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 7:37AM
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mocountryboys(5b/6a)

wow....that takes me back.....used to live a couple of blocks away, 3600 block of McDonald.

i don't know how properties are moving in south city are moving right now, but the summertime will be tough if it's still on the market. The only thing that I can think of might be some of the taller sedums. There is a dark-leaved variety tht I can imagine looking nice in a fairly rigid pattern with a contrasting mulch. It could look nice and formal/modern if done in a repeating pattern.

HTH,
Tim

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 12:43PM
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