Landscaping for the front of the house?

My niece asked me this landscaping question. "Uncle Merrill, we have had some shrubs on the South side of our home. They were great priva.

House foundation shrub plantings of barberry, spirea, blue spruce and boxwood make up this picture

House foundation shrub plantings of barberry, spirea, blue spruce and boxwood make up this picture

photoshop redo Foundation Plantings for Perking up a Plain Cape Cod

Photoshop Redo: Perking Up a Plain Cape Cod

Foundation plantings add color and Purpose, hiding the foundation and adding structure.

spring flowering bulbs in in-ground pots, then annualsmid May on.  The close to the house will be changed to a pink flowering kousa dogwood - beni fuji . Sky rocket will go in front of the Thuja green giant privacy screen. partial shade- YouMe Passion Hydrangea. Shade -astilba, Hostas, impatients pachysandra. Next to driveway, creeping jenny and boxwoods or red stix dogwoods.In front of stairs rose of sharon and tinkerbelle lilac trees and spiral evergreens.

Front Yard Landscaping Make Over 1 - traditional - Landscape - Vancouver - Fabulous Flower Beds

evergreen shrub for corner of house - Bing Images

Not my favorite tree color Low Maintenance Border - should mulch heavily with natural bark chips to prevent weeds and give a finished look.

If you have a large foundation bed, don't think that you have to fill the whole thing. As this picture shows, 'negative space' in a shrub bed can be effective.               This is Nice!

Pictures of Foundation Plantings

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