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I want to add flowers and pebbles or gravel something to make this look better

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  • A flower border around the edges would look great.

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 16, 2020

    Hello Shay,

    I would make a flower border along the path and a path in front of the shrub border (that would make the shrubs more important and make it easier to cut the lawn). I might even cut a bed in the lawn Circle/Square etc. and fill it with flowers or Gravel and maybe a birdbath and if big enough put flowers around the edge and a path around that too. Enjoy the project!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 16, 2020

    Yes, a flower border around the base of the bushes would look great, especially where there are gaps put some taller flowers to fill in.

  • Shay Shay on Apr 16, 2020

    Thanks everyone!!! so excited to get started

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Apr 16, 2020

    I pull pull out the bushes immediately next to the front steps to open the area up. Yes, a flower bed in front of the bushes and tall pots at the sides of the steps.

    Mulch is good for flowers, keeps down weeds, retains moisture, and breaks down into soil. MUCH better than stones that get kicked out into the grass and then thrown by your mower.


    Once that's done, I'd expand flowers down the front walkway and put a flower bed out in the middle of the yard with a good border around it.


    Using perennial flowers for your growing zone keeps you from having to replace them every year.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 16, 2020

    Consider adding some lights as well. There are some really nice solar powered ones now. Add that with flowers and it should be fantastic.


  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 16, 2020

    Hi Shay: First of all, I'd trim the bushes to be a bit less clumped together, as there are a couple of different types. They need to be cleaned out in the middle as the old branches are killing the new ones by not letting air, rain and sun to reach the roots. The green bush by the door looks like it was originally a round bush. Trim it down and make it round and make them all shorter. Then, remove the edging and move it out about a foot or so Then, get rid of the weeds in the bushes and put down either mulch or lava rocks. That little, tiny tree could be moved to another area of the yard. It looks like it hates it there:) Spread some grass seed and you should be good to go. As for flowers, you can make another row of edging down the area where that little tree is, to the walk, dig the dirt up and then put in some little flowers like Pansys, Marigolds, etc., that don't grow too tall and are perennial between that and the walk. Good luck

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 17, 2020

    Hello if it’s in your budget sometimes putting an annuals for the summertime color pop affect is a very attractive embellishment.

    Annuals only last one year.

  • Rymea Rymea on Apr 19, 2020

    Yes, you can make it look a lot better. I think the two green bushes should be trimmed down to equal heights. Use the brick lines the get them even with each other. Keeping them flat on top is the easiest. Then the reddish bushes should be shorter than the green bushes by about a foot. i would let the red one grow together like a hedge. The small tree growing by the walk could be moved. It makes no sense there.

    You could do corner triangular flower beds by the steps and where the walkway meets the sidewalk. It would be more interesting if the beds were different sizes, the front one smaller. The reddish color of the bushes and the brick could be carried forward in the beds. I would plant some perennials and then fill in with annuals each year. Since your bushes have very small foliage something with larger leaves would be a good contrast.


  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 30, 2020

    In my experience most folks plant way too much way too close to the house.


    The picture you posted above is an example of this. The bushes appear as though they are either dying inside or not growing properly. This is likely due to the fact that they are squished too close together - the sun is not reaching an adequate portion of the leaves. And, the crammed stems are likely inhibiting being able to access the weeds properly to keep them pulled out. This in turn may be preventing an adequate amount of water from reaching the bush roots.


    If these bushes are not culled out and clipped back soon, they are going to grow out of control and become an unattractive eyesore.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Apr 30, 2020

    flower beds would look awesome

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Jun 30, 2021

    you need to clean up some gravel around