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#1 Your Letters

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 01:13 PM

I would like some ideas for redoing my back yard. There is poor drainage throughout the yard. The house faces south. The mulched areas is where trees were removed. I would like something nice around the patio, a nice lawn area, something to soften the fences, perhaps a future shade tree (sorry I'm not very specific but I'm really just beginning to look for ideas). Any input is appreciated.






#2 pam palechek

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 02:07 PM

You first need to ask yourself what needs to occur in the yard and who is using the yard. If you have small children is there planned play area? Is there a pet?  Will you need access to the shed? I would like to hide the shed but this will be difficult if you need large access. Softening the fence with shrubs is an obvious option.  A flower bed (flowers or low shrubs) around the patio add flare to the area. An example like low boxwood would give it a formal look. A crescent or outlining of the hardscape with a bed of annuals could give you constant color.  Break that bed with stepping stones, leads your eye to a new possible focal point area. An s shaped line of shrubs, starting at the tool shed access, heading towards the fence and curving back toward the house would give you a backdrop for this focal point. This would be a good place for a shade tree and bench. Hope this helps.

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