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Landscaping Design question for 1st time home buyer

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Old 04-17-10, 08:46 PM
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Landscaping Design question for 1st time home buyer

Hello all. I am new to the forum and glad I found this place because it looks like it will be a great place to learn and get new ideas for my house.

I just had a house built last summer and it came with a few plants in the front yard, but I would like to add some plants/trees/shrubs to make my yard look better. I am terrible when it comes to designing things that look good. I can build a workbench and put up drywall, but designing landscape is not something I am good at.

Hopefully these links to some pictures of the front of my house will work correctly. Can any of you offer some suggestions to make my front yard look better? I would rather not hire a pro because I do enjoy doing it myself.

I've heard of "framing" and where you should have taller shrubs/plants on the corner of your house and gradually get small when it gets towards the middle. I live in the outskirts of Atlanta, GA.

Thanks in advance for any help.

-Kyle

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Old 04-17-10, 08:49 PM
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Old 04-18-10, 09:25 AM
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Kyle,

Welcome to the forums.

You are only limited by what will grow in your area, the size of the lot, what you think looks good, and your imagination.

"Framing" -- taller on the outside and getting shorter in the center -- works if that's the look you want. But it's not cast in stone anyplace that says you have to do it that way!

Keep in mind that the little saplings you plant this year will become larger trees in a few years and create shade. Not all of the plants that you might try will grow in shade, or even partial shade. The trick is to think in terms of what the yard is going to look like in 5 or 10 years and base your plan on that.
 
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