Recently a client requested that I stop by his residence in Haworth to discuss a potential landscaping project he was considering undertaking.
With no thought whatsoever given to water and its flow, this bed channeled the water down the berm instead of allowing it to soak into the soil, negating root growth and plant health. The deer eating the plants that did flourish didn’t help matters to say the least and because they were planted so close together, it was a mess.
What we did first was clear the bed. Many of the plants were could prune when necessary and/or divide and reuse, some of which were miscanthus grasses, pervoskia “Russian sage”, lambs ear “stachys” and other perennials.
Then we rototilled the soil to a depth of approximately 6 to 8 inches and added fertilizers and soil amendments, after which we raked out the bed to proper slope to retain water within the bed.
We also incorporated the corner bed into the existing bed, creating a flowing landscaped bed of varying plant heights with seasonal color year round. We installed deer resistant plants properly planted as to height, growth, water needs and foliage color.
Some of the plants we utilized were Fernspray Gold Hinoki Cypress, Miscanthus Grasses, Celosia, Pervoskia Russian sage, Viburnums, Ilex Hollies, Umbrella Pine, liriope and others.
This expansive kidney shaped bed now adds elegance and appeal to the residence; which itself is now accented by two landscaped beds with focal points within each. And that is how landscaping can and does add to your property value…