What would hometalkers do?

need advice for landscaping in front of my house. would you take up the shrubs or can you buy big shrubs to go on other side.
q what would hometalkers do
what to plant to make this side look like other side.
q what would hometalkers do
one's a gardenia bush the other is an azalea bush. I want both sides to look alike.
  7 answers
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Apr 19, 2018
    i don’t know about gardenias, but I do know that after blooming you can take azalea down by a least a third. My neighbor very successfully just cuts it down with a hedge trimmer. Which would make one cheaper to buy.
    Of course you can buy large plants. I’ve no idea what they charge “by the inch”. Keep an eye around town if anyone is having gardeners rip out the plantings. People are strange

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 19, 2018
    You may want to move some of the shrubs, spit and plant so thee is symmetry on both sides, add in other perennials same on each side

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 19, 2018
    you need to make both sides uniform.choose a style of what you think you would like to have.browse through plants for you location first.do not take others opinions.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Apr 19, 2018
    I would go with some small shrubs (hillera holly) is a compact low growing shrub with little maintenance. Plant a few on each side. Also plant hosta in between but closer to the edge of the border. Then taller blooming perinials in the back Of the shrubs. Don’t plant huge shrubs, your brick is beautiful. You don’t want to cover the brick up.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 20, 2018
    Go to Garden Centre or Buy on line through Growers - Mature Shrubs the size you need. They will cost a bit, but it's instant gardening. (Don;t forget to tend them.

  • Dmk33252167 Dmk33252167 on Apr 23, 2018
    I wish I could see your style of home.
    Blindly, I would tear out shrubs and paint the brick. Put down filter cloth and design with rocks, a dark ground cover interspersed with native plants that provide drama. A wall fountain would be a great focal point or a schulpture with water. I have seen rocks that are fountains. This would attract birds. Paint the railings black or remove them if they are not part of a safety area.

  • Kellie Chapman Nix Kellie Chapman Nix on Apr 23, 2018
    I personally would leave the gardenia! Or at least transplant it to anotheir location. I love to smell the sweet fragrance the blooms provide all summer! I hate azaleas and we tore every single one of ours out when we bought our house. you could put dwarf English laurels in which are compact, evergreen, and have nice blooms in the spring. Then I’d plant some perennials in front to add some much needed color!