What to plant 4' Strip between house & sidewalk

ronsspasApril 16, 2011

I have a new house with no landscaping. I have a 4' wide by 35' long strip in between front of my house & sidewalk (sidewalk runs parallel to house). This strip is on the NEE side of my house. I was wanting to plant something that is fairly maintenance free. The height from ground to bottom of the house windows is 42". Any ideas would be appreciated.

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susan2010(6 Massachusetts)

I have a similar but narrower strip along my house. I decided on perrenials vs. shrubs because I didn't want the eventual pruning. My orientation is a strip running along the east side of my house, shaded by the house next door for much of the day. (It does seem to get enough light for what I plant.) I planted hardy asters against the foundation and day lilies next to those. I do sow annuals (usually nasturtiums and/or zinnias) to add some color and interest. I've been pretty happy with the low-to-no maintenance aspect of it. And now that the day lilies are several years established, they put on white a pretty display.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 9:39AM
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You cant go wrong with Lillies. They are beautiful and low maintanence. I didn't have a lot of money last year and found a several gardeners on craigs list in my area, I got orange day lillies & planted them around the shed, they are stunning, and I got a great deal!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2011 at 1:49PM
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