Landscaping a Corner Lot- Part One

Michelle B Griffin
by Michelle B Griffin
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Our house is on a corner and people (especially delivery drivers) walk across our front lawn. Our HOA won't allow a "KEEP OFF THE GRASS" sign no matter how decorative but said we could landscape.


The bushes in front needed to be either removed or transplanted. The center one had a root span too deep and wide to remove so we decided to use that as our center/focal point. It blooms a pretty white flower.

The bush on the left we removed and the one on the right we transplanted.

I bought 21 Ligustrum bushes to line the corner edges of the property. Lowe's only had 15 the same size so I got 6 a bit bigger knowing they would grow up and out and fill out the edge almost making a barricade. :)

My husband and I cannot physically do this work so we hired a landscaper who provided the mulch and weed cloth and did the work for $500. The added red mulch around the bushes created a detailed path plus I thought it looked nice against the brick of the house.

WE did this along the entire edge around the corner.

We decided to raise the center of the edge a bit to make it more of a focal point.

and I added fake rocks to cover the water mains and utility poles


Watch for future posts on this project as we are going to add some color to it with ornamental grass along the front and perhaps a few flowering shrubs at the center.

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