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My Front Yard Planter - Before

May 15th, 2011 at 09:02 pm

I took these pics today of my front yard, which is just awful. My project this year is the large rectangular planter. A previous homeowner saw fit to fill it in with river rocks. They are piled too high and spill out on the sidewalk constantly. My first year here, I bought some lavender and some lamb's ear and planted it, deciding to see what would happen. As you can see, this is what happened!





The lavender has long since died, the lamb's ear is scraggly and uneven. I have sprayed the weeds, so they just need to be pulled out. My plan is to remove several inches of rocks, put in sand in the center, good soil along the edges, fill in the center with pavers, and plant some low maintenance things along the edges. I picked up a book at the library called "Low Maintenance California Gardening". I hope to do this as inexpensively as possible.

4 Responses to “My Front Yard Planter - Before”

  1. Looking Forwad Says:
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    I am excited to see the after pics and what the cost is. We have a very similar looking "planter" in the front of our house.

  2. creditcardfree Says:
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    Good luck!

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:
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    Can't wait to see the results!

  4. Jerry Says:
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    Hey, it sounds like you have a great plan that will lead to a real improvement on the yard! I think you are wise to tear out the old stuff and put in a more solid and correct base layer, as it will offer some insurance of a more lasting effect. Good luck and please post pics as it develops! Smile Jerry

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