Problem spot in the front of my house.

In the front of our house we have a hill. We covered it with rocks and a few boxwoods and one butterfly bush. Had to cut the butterfly bush down because of water pipes. Big problem area. Need help with the area. We want it to look nice. Need something that has curb appeal but won't interfere with the water lines.

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  • SandyG SandyG on Jan 03, 2018
    English ivy is a great ground cover. Easily maintained, deep green color, and will not interfere with water lines. That being said, if there are trees, ivy is a great climber and will take over trees and can be somewhat invasive without good maintenance with a mower and weedeater. Click on the link below for images of English ivy in landscaping.

  • Kim Kim on Jan 03, 2018
    Think of things that make you smile and make a little version of it in that spot.
    Maybe put a bird bath or a fountain where the butterfly bush was. A yard statue or bench could also be nice. You could put a wishing well there with some gnomes too!

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jan 03, 2018
    Try using some various colored grasses. The scan be planted in clumps that wind up looking like potted plants and are pretty most of the time. The only upkeep if cutting them down just before they come back in the spring so new, pretty growth will show. Lariope is one of my favorite...variegated border grass.

    Also, look for small "evergreens" that come in various colors...they look like miniature Christmas trees.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jan 03, 2018
    HAve you considered ornamental grasses? THEy come in various heights, colours and textures, will look wonderful nestled amongst the rock and shouldn’t compromise your water lines