Side Yard Landscape Reveal

Landscape Reveal

At the end of May I was excited to share that landscape work had begun to improve the area between our house and our neighbor’s.  This area was decimated by last June’s derecho and I have been eager to improve its appearance.  Southern Landscape made a plan, did some drainage work, planted the large trees, and then it was our job to plant the rest of the plants and mulch.  We got everything planted over Memorial Day weekend and I’ve been slowly but surely working to finish this project ever since.

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Catmint forms a border between the yard and a row of Green Mound Boxwood.  Mr. SP an I made the path using greenstone saved from a patio we removed when we added on to our home.

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Lining the path are Ruby Spice Summersweet.

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The maroon colored plant to the right of the path is Chinese Fringeflower.  The evergreens that will provide privacy between our house and the one next door are Japanese Cryptomeria and Green Giant Arborvitae.

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Gardenia are seen in the left side of the landscape.  A Witchhazel is planted where the path curves.  Not seen but planted below the Gardenia next to the heat pump are Shamrock Inkberry Holly.

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We made a path next to the house with more of our saved greenstone.  This was mined at one time in our town and is difficult to get now.  Planted on the bank are more Green Mound Boxwood, Mount Airy Fotnergilla, Shasta Viburnum, Henry’s Garnet Virginia Sweetspire, and Gro Low Fragrant Sumac.

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The ferns that you see coming up in the bed and in the new grass are leftovers from my previous planting.

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We are really pleased with the end result of our hard work!

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  1. Beautiful Paula!

  2. Your yard is stunning. So pretty. You did an amazing job. Hugs, Marty

  3. Paula…this is just beautiful and in the years to come you are going to be so thrilled with the variety you planted. Great job!


  4. It looks great! Wow! What hard work!!

  5. You thought of everything: privacy, low maintenance, and fragrance. I know you’ll enjoy this for many years.

  6. Beautiful! I know you have to be in love with it!!!

  7. Wow! You did a great job! Smart planting too!

  8. I completely LOVE what you did, Paula! This is going to look so beautiful year-round while it provides the beauty and privacy you want, too!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thanks so much, Laura. The funny thing about this project is the only people that can see it are us and our next door neighbor. At least four people are enjoying our hard work!

  9. Wow this looks really nice! I need some landscaping help at my place asap! Thanks for sharing! Allyson@Domestic Superhero

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thanks, Allyson. Having Southern Landscaping do a plan for us was key to this project. I can do the grunt work but knowing what to put where is the hard part.

  10. what a great job! I think it will look even more stunning when it all grows in, but it still looks great now.

  11. Paula, it is just a gorgeous, timeless look. I adore box woods. I am familiar with some of your plantings But I am afraid we can’t grow all those in my area. So pretty. You and Mr. SP have been very busy and your work has paid off.

  12. Looks good! Hope it all grows successfully.

  13. Your side garden is looking good 🙂 It’s going to be so lush and pretty when all the plants grow and fill out. Love the stone pathway too 🙂

  14. mishelle says:

    looks great and i know it was alot of work 🙂

  15. Yay! Paula, I know you’ve worked so hard on your yard and garden, and your hard work has paid off!! The new area looks wonderful. And hopefully you’ll have no more storm damage as long as you live in this beautiful home!

  16. Paul, your home is charming…inside and out! Your landscaping is so pretty and will be even better once it all matures…love your plant choices!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

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