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Create a Bit of Curb Appeal

The best of our landscapes are often hidden behind our homes for only our family and friends to enjoy.  But consider sharing a bit of your green thumb talents with passersby. 

You can have your privacy and delight your neighbors at the same time.  Create a privacy screen with a mix of evergreen, flowering shrubs and perennials.  Make sure both sides provide year round interest and you meet your local municipality’s required setbacks.

Develop several scattered beds in your front yard.  They provide attractive screening and a sound barrier yet maintain a sense of space. 

And don’t forget about the drive.  A mixed planting of evergreens, flowering shrubs, and annuals can create a nice welcome to family and guests.

A bed of hostas lining a shady drive can provide much needed green relief.  And in the winter the plants die to the ground making snow removal easier.

A bit more information:  Join forces with your neighbors.  Create a shared garden on the lot line or screening from the street.  Gardens spanning both yards can increase the impact on less space.  Even repeating colors, textures, and plants in both landscapes can create a sense of unity and increase each yard’s curb appeal.

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