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Evergreen wild species generally become too large to be effective in a foundation plantation. The back yard is usually the most active area for many families. It should be provided for the practical use of all outdoor installations. This area offers space for outdoor cooking and entertainment, a playground for children, a garden, a clothesline, garbage cans, etc. It is often a place where privacy is preferred.
Evergreen tree-shaped shrubs are also useful, such as yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), camellia (Camellia japonica), inkberry holly (Ilex glabra), or myrtle wax (Myrica cerifera). When selecting trees or shrubs to frame a front entry, consider the texture, color, shape and size of each plant at maturity. The goal is to improve the overall visual effect while not blocking doors or windows or creating future maintenance problems from the root systems of plants or branches and the foliage.
One of the simplest and most elemental landscaping ideas is also one of my favorites: creating contrasts. Think about the color: When you combine the rich burgundy color with the chartreuse, the golden tints seem to get brighter and the purple tones seem to get richer and darker. Together, colors are much more effective than when used alone. As a gardening idea, improve what plants do naturally.
Controlling rain run-off with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel:…