What should I do with stone work in my backyard?


I just purchased this house and it has this stone work in the front yard. I'm not sure if I should tear it down or not. Any advise is greatly appreciated!

q should it stay or go
  9 answers
  • Em Em on Nov 12, 2018

    I think it's cool. Plant thing in it starting with the tallest in the middle going shorter to the edges. Put in a small bench facing out where you can take a break and enjoy the world outside. I say it's a keeper.

  • SM SM on Nov 12, 2018

    Keep it for sure. It adds some dimension to an otherwise flatish yard. It may just need cleaned up a bit to brighten it up. Or you could stain the mortar.

    How about attaching it to the front door area with a flagstone path.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 12, 2018

    Try spraying with "wet & forget outdoor" and be patient. It will bring it back to life.

    If it were mine, I would leave it. I like it and you can always remove it later if you don't like it but once it's removed, it's gone.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Nov 12, 2018

    I would keep it and work off of it. Plant a nice decorative tree in the middle of it and put flowers around it. Make garden edging on both sides of the front door and a nice porch, steps and walkway to match it. Then put in shrubs (flowering and evergreen) and plant matching flowers around the shrubs.

  • Linda Bowsher Linda Bowsher on Nov 12, 2018

    I agree! It will make an awesome flower abed with no trimming around the edges.

  • Guia Guia on Nov 12, 2018

    Clean it out and then place blue plastic on the bottom. Surround the plastic with plants (elevate them first). Then place clear glass inside the plants arranged in circles or any shape you want. You will have a "pool" that will not need water and no mosquitoes will thrive in it. OR place a Bird bath in the center m, maybe even a fountain if you do not spending on electricity, Tearing it down would be hard.

  • Linda Linda on Nov 12, 2018

    I like the rock and having colorful plants would look nice. Will it fit into your vision of the front yard? Once you have been there a bit you may have a better feel for what you want.

  • Ingrid Ingrid on Nov 13, 2018

    I have this in my front yard. We've had to remove the birch trees that were in the center because they died but it was really pretty when everything was alive.

  • Ingrid Ingrid on Nov 13, 2018

    OK Ive tried 3 x to include a photo but nothing is happening..https://imgur.com/a/E5QZG62 here are pics. I strung up solar lights in the tree and it was really pretty at night