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Help please!

Posted by mommyofiii 10 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 26, 09 at 23:07

I REALLY need help with my patio area out front. I have dug up grass I didn't like, I thought about adding bricks but thought it would be too flat so I'm resorting to plants!! Not sure how this is going to work because I have a BLACK thumb but I'm gonna give it a shot and since everyone says it needs plants, I'm giving it plants, lol!! Anyways, can you give me any ideas on what plants to put where? I was thinking of lining the walkway with liriope? I already dug up the topiaries (the uncut things on the columns) and was going to put them in a pot on each side of the garage but come to find out they are diseased ridden and have been tossed. So I was thinking privet or (something else, can't remember the name right now) for the pots cut into swirl topiaries? I also cut down the bushes on the right under neath the glass block window. They are pentas, do you think I should keep them their? Any suggestions and ideas would be TOTALLY APPRECIATED!!!
Thanks everyone!

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RE: Help please!

Sorry but the pictures did not come out at all. I would keep the pentas and work around them. It does not matter what you do as you have nothing right now. Go to Lowe's or HD and ask them their thoughts or contact a landscaping specialist. They will charge you a minimal amount to draw out a plan. If I can help let me know. In zone 10 you can use just about anything.

RE: Help please!

Try listing it this way:

Your yard is very pretty and should be fun to do. I would start with the larger plants then put in smaller plants. You can start with palm trees-like foxtails or Roebeleni palms. Then start putting in shurbs and lastly groundcovers.
Good luck.
Hope you get other suggestions.

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