Wanted to invite birds and pollinators to the property and remove existing invasive species that included English Ivy and Vinca.
The back and front yard experience different sunlight conditions - the front is sunny and the back is heavily shaded. The property had existing grading that was designed to channel storm water around the foundation of the home - we needed to work around this grade and be careful not to change or disturb it.
We chose a minimalist design for the front entrance to prevent overcrowding the small space and utilized a mix of evergreen and deciduous shrubs, perrenials and grasses. We placed the polinator garden in the front yard where there was optimal sun exposure. It contained perennials that provide blooms throughout each season. Gradual curving bedlines in the backyard make mowing easy, and a dry creek bed to continue the drainage through the landscape. The plant choices are tolerable to shade and were chosen to create habitat for song birds. Some of the plants utilized include River Birch, Eastern Redbud, Beauty Berry, Fothergilla, Viburnum, Blueberry and Aronia.