Replant a palm or go back to grass?

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Suggestions for this rather eyesore at the front of our house? Other than putting pinestraw down ... and not using annuals! Im thinking of a larger palm maybe or Just pull up everything & put grass down?
q replant a palm or go back to grass
Looks really bad now due to
our cold snap & snow which we never get!
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  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 29, 2018
    Water fountain, fish pond, locate mail box their, rock garden.
    • K Hinson K Hinson on Jan 30, 2018
      Can't relocate mailbox, it's just a few feet away on the other side, but, I like the idea of a water fountain! Would love a fish pond but have some gators (always small) in a pond across from our house!
      Thank you for suggestions!
  • JJ JJ on Jan 30, 2018
    Sago Palm! They are beautiful and easy, mine is now about 5 feet tall. They put out new "babies" at the bottom, I remove them and replant in pots to give away or keep. Once a year I sprinkle epsom salt around it which is good for sagos. They can be a tad pricey but I can't tell you how many new plants I have gotten over the years. I am in South Carolina.
    Good luck with whatever you decide!
  • K Hinson K Hinson on Jan 30, 2018
    Thank you! I think I have sago palms in another area. They are huge! I do see the "babies" at the bottom, never knew what to do with them! I'm in the Charleston area. I have lots of problems with dogs "doing their #1 business" right at that spot. I wonder what the sago could handle? DANG DOGS!

  • Rdn28342049 Rdn28342049 on Jan 30, 2018
    Find some real wood chips.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 30, 2018
    Give your palm a chance, it may come back. You could always put another palm in another spot while waiting to see if it comes back.
  • Lael Lael on Jan 30, 2018
    I'm just up the road a bit, Murrell's Inlet, so I know how the cold weather affects the palms. I'm a transplant to the SC coast and I LOVE the palms, crepe myrtles, and other beautiful plants that are indigenous to to this area. I have had very good luck with Camellias (winter bloom) and Gardenias (summer bloom). They are very hardy (Theses snow and freezing weathers we've been having for a few years only got the blossoms), grow in both tree and bush forms and there are different colors to choose from. Perhaps you could use those as your permanent plants and add other plants and flowers you like. No offense, you have a beautiful home, but that spot looks like it would do well with some color. Best of luck.
  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 30, 2018
    im not sure if this pertains to palms, my uncle the arborist of the family does not recommend planting the same area a tree has been with another tree. apparently the root system of the older tree takes forever and a day to decompose. the new tree can't spread its roots properly.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 30, 2018
    I think I would plant a nice ring of small round boxwoods, and put a nice Rhododendron in the center.
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