I need landscaping ideas front yard Cape Cod

Judy Bagato
by Judy Bagato
Love my Azaleas and stone terrace walls. But the 2 levels are hard to mow. I’m replacing the front porch and steps, and will tear out the 2 old evergreens. I’d like to keep the boxwood if I can trim it down. What can I do to replace the grass on the 2 terraced levels?
shrubs next to steps will come out. Boxwood is next to peach colored azalea on left.
  9 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on May 17, 2018

    You could replace it with mulch and turn it into a lovely garden

  • MEG MEG on May 17, 2018

    do a pretty rock garden with colorful flowers and plant so you wont have to mow. do rocks instead of mulch so you wont have to replenish it since rocks lasts forever. would be very practical and attractive. maintenance free.

  • Molly Molly on May 17, 2018

    Looking at the front: Bring out the beds on the left and right. River Birch tree on the left, Lilac tree on the right. Cone shaped

    boxwood on either side of entrance.

    Either round boxwood between or hydrangea. Window boxes filled with annuals and grasses. Shutters would be nice in a slate gray, paint the front door

    to bring in some color.

    Lovely house!

  • JLott JLott on May 17, 2018

    Love the idea of gray shutters on sides of windows. Plant another boxwood on other side to keep symetrical. Add lower growing plants to balance out.

  • Jen Jen on May 17, 2018

    Personally, I think your house screams white picket fence!

  • Grammy G Grammy G on May 20, 2018

    I think the shutters are a good choice but I would make them either a dark green to match the bushes or deep gray to accent the roof. Your azaleas need a haircut and so do the boxwoods. I know I have both of these and I have them professionally done every other year. I have had them for over 30 years and they are still going strong. Since you are in a snow zone just as I am I would hesitate on mulch of anykind. I made the mistake of applying it on a sloped area between my peony bushes and what a mess. We used the gardeners cloth underneath and removed all of the grass with plastic before but only down two years and it has to be removed this year because it has all slid down on the slope because of the deep snow we got last year. Let us see the before and AFTER you are done pictures so we can see how beautifully it turned out.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 21, 2023

    Flowering Shrubs or Bulbs etc.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 23, 2023

    You could bring in or add some color with shutters and/or the window frames.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 23, 2023

    Call your planning department and find out what is required in your area. Where I live no permit is needed but I don't live within the city limits.