Hey everyone. I'm getting started on doing the property up my way this year. My first season on this lot was spent cleaning up the messes the previous owners left behind. Now I am ready to start fresh. I don't have much trouble with how I want it to look, but I'm not familiar with the best options for which plants to use where.
Here is the front. What I have in mind is something symmetrical and simple to match the house. I would prefer evergreens to really cover the house - especially the foundation. The left side of the house is shaded by a maple tree all day. The right side is sunny until the afternoon, when the sun passes over the house. I'm not sure how much room that will give me for symmetry. Note that I will be taking the existing plants out this spring.
Here is the back. I'd really like to add to the privacy at the back. As you can see there is the back of an ugly shed and an ugly telephone pole. There is a large evergereen that shades most of the left side of the yard almost all day. It's not so bad that the cedars in the back can't grow evenly. I'd like to have something in each of the back corners... doesn't have to be identical, just balanced and preferrably something evergreen.
Any suggestions on which plants can be used where would be greatly appreciated. As for budget, I'm looking at this over the course of several years, so it's not extremely cheap.
Thanks in advance...