Need hardscaping ideas!
I want to create a woodland-ish landscape for our front yard- I have my plant list covered. My problem is hardscaping. I think our house looks pinched down by the long narrow yard, the grade and the 60'+ trees up and down the street.
I am going to remove all of the bushes and plantings, sod and walkway and start from scratch. What do you think about bringing the grade down from the top of the yard 3-4' and berming up some of that dirt behind groupings of 3-4' rocks. The street side of the rocks would be planted with ferns and other woodland type. The trees will be groupings of aspen, birch, some evergreens with a small mature footprint.
I also want to use grass and pavers for walkways- someone suggested heating coils to get rid of snow shoveling/slipping issues. Input Please!
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