My husband and I just bought a newly built property in Massachusetts. In front of my house along my foundation there are 2 crete rhododendrons, 2 mopps goldthread cypresses, and 2 ilex crenata 'drops of gold'. The rhododendron and the cypresses look to be growing fine, but the drops of gold are dried up and look horrible. Any ideas on how to bring this back to life?? Also, heard from my neighbors that the builder didn't really know what he was doing when he was picking these plants out, do these sound like a good combination?
Another question - I would like some privacy shrubs in my back yard because we recently installed a pool and my neighbors windows are directed into my backyard. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!