As I mentioned last week, my brother bought a house last year, and is now fully immersed in DIY gardening and landscaping. He is building raised beds in the backyard to grow his forty-million-seedlings, but also wants to add some landscaping to the back of the house, and update the landscaping in the front yard.
His is the first house on the block with a gas station on the corner. If you knew my brother, you’d know that this was more of a perk than a detriment to him. The gas station certainly isn’t going to complain about all his cars and driveway car repairs (heck one of his garagesS has an i-beam and a hoist for lifting out car engines!!).
However, his SO isn’t quite as thrilled to be next door to a gas station, and would like something more along the fence separating the properties. I suggested lilac bushes, but he said it is heavily rooted there, and only 3 feet wide and he is unsure if they would take.
He keeps mentioning roses over and over. Not sure why, I do know he has a lot of experience tending roses, so maybe due to familiarity?
So background: as you can see the front of the house has some landscaping. He’s not adverse to pulling anything out. He’s also not adverse to chopping down the trees. We are in US hardiness zone 6.
I labeled each picture for ease of use. Believe me, he’s open to any and all suggestions! We’d truly love your input on what you would do with this house. The driveway is the south side, the sun rises in the backyard, and sets in the front yard. The front is mainly shady.
Thank you for any and all input on landscape and hardscape to make this front and backyard look better!
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