We’ve nearly completed all the landscaping projects we had.
The front is 100% completed, and the back is about 90%. All that’s left to do in the back is wait for the tree to come and be planted, and then put in the 2 bushes that we’ve ordered – those will be coming at the same time as the tree. The bushes are going in front of the landing for the stairs coming down from the deck.
The tree and bushes we ordered from www.yourleaf.org – They’re a great organization…
This is all very exciting! It’s been on our project list for the last 2.5 years and we’re very pleased that it’s nearly wrapped up.
Here are some photos for you to enjoy… Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Amazing David & Rosalee!!! It really looks terrific, I’m so happy that you’ve finished this big project! We miss you guys, need to set a date for lunch – will email you separately!!! Thanks for sharing. We did our landscaping this year, but wasn’t very extensive…I call it our “work in progress” project!!! =P
Well done. I like the pavers on each side of the driveway and around the front stairs. The steps down the side of the house are also very nice. The section of front lawn closer to the house is a little jagged on the border. And I would have liked to see more color in the plants instead of just evergreens there. But nicely done, anyway. Back yard paver patio is nice. I’m glad you added curves to the border, rather than just straight lines and 90 degree turns. Looks much nicer that way.
Hello Mr. Portland Landscaping!! What would you have recommended for the plants in the front?
The issue is that in Canada our winters get really cold, and we wanted a very low-maintenance “garden” – one where we don’t need to replant every year and dig up and whatnot.
As for the back, we didn’t want any straight edges for the patio, something a bit more organic is what we were aiming for…
Well, I’m not sure what zone you’re in. And I probably don’t know the plants that are available in that zone as well. But I would have searched for some plants that would have added other colors, textures. For instance, there is a nice mounding evergreen shrub we use called ‘Blue Star’ Juniper. Those add a nice blue texture but still small and still evergreen. Dwarf nandinas do really well here. Varieties like ‘firepower’ and ‘moon bay’ have beautiful evergreen colors of yellow and bright red. But they may not do well in climates where there are prolonged freezes. I bet a Pieris would do well there! There are some really nice varieties of Pieris where the new growth is always red (spring, summer) and then in the winter they get nice little white bells as flowers. Flower carpet roses would also be nice. They can usually tolerate cold climates well. They stay small and compact in shrub form but have wonderful blooms all summer and fall. And they are very disease and insect resistant. Those are a few I would think of. But I’d probably have to see a list of plants available at a local nursery to determine what would look best. Again, not being from that climate….
Anyway, great job. Great curb appeal!