We are building an new house (traditional colonial with a bay window on the side) in NJ and have nothing but dirt surrounding it currently. A wonderful blank slate!
We will have sprinkler systems. We are looking for ideas on what to put in the front and side of the house. Here were some thoughts, but we would love to hear your ideas as to what would look best.
The plan has plantings adjacent to the house and in front of a paver walk, but we are not sure we want plantings in front of the walk. We'd also prefer not to have anything with prickers. In case you can't read the image, clockwise from the top left:
1 arborvite (must hide a/c units from street)
flanking porch: Dragonlady Holly
Either side, front of house: 4 boxwoods with 4 barberrys
In front of walk: 8 barberry or lily turfs for flowers
Left side of house: 6 Japanese Dorothy's
Thanks so much for your help!