Hi there, just to let you know, there is a blank form down below where you can send me links to things you have seen or any other messages about the design. Talk to you soon.
Update Not Complete Sneak Peek:
Hi there I just wanted to let you know I left the Zinnea bed in place the way it is. The colorful area of flowers represents the Zinneas. The driveway welcomes you with some flowers and an upscale statement with the two conical Boxwoods. I also did three screen shots from inside the screened room. Thank you for being patient and please send your feedback anytime. Talk to you soon.
In these images I am showing two of the larger colorful trees like you suggested for balance on both sides of the property.
In these images you will notice some boulders have been placed in certain places where they would be interesting to visitors and useful as seating if you wanted. I also took out the three Emerald Arborvitae on the walkway and replaced them with Oakleaf Hydrangea.
There is a Maiden Grass also added by this boulder near the driveway.
If you like I can put the Emerald Arborvitae back, I wanted to show you this look as well.
Here I have placed the evergreen centered with the window and changed out the white Hydrangea with Oakleaf Hydrangea and Zinneas.
A boulder was also added to the bed next to the smoker area while taking out one of the evergreens like you requested.
This above image shows the same space with the evergreen still in place for comparison.
From this view you can see the stone on the bench as been changed to have more browns and tans, in the back ground you can see the tree as well.
When we go to choose a material for the bench samples will be most accurate for color.
A boulder was also added to the fire pit area.
This last view is of the newest large tree with the evergreens in the background. Talk to you soon.
Completed Project Images:
Hi there, the beds where the lines travel to are included in this updated estimate. The plants need to be watered each day deeply unless it is raining. During the winter it will get cold and we begin to think that the plants don’t need the water but they do. If the ground is soaked with water then don’t water. After a year these plants can survive on average rainfall other than during a drought. They do grow best if you have an irrigation system.
Chuck Hayes Gardenia – You can trim this plant anytime and if you fertilize in early spring and fall. Gardenias are big eaters.
Green Giant Arborvitae – You won’t have to do much, simply water and fertilize for better color and more rapid growth in spring. Watch out for bagworms on any Arborvitae.
Emerald Arborvitae – Same as the Green Giant.
Rose Creek Abelia – by the window. Fertilize in spring trim as needed.
Ruby Slippers Hydrangea and the other Hydrangea around the patio – Leave the growth alone this first year but next winter cut back to knee height. This plant has a hormone on the stems that are going to be the bloom for the next year so don’t cut back too much.
Hicksii Yew – You can trim as needed anytime but they are small so fertilize in the spring and water deeply to get the fertilizer into the roots for rapid growth.
Green Mountain Boxwood – These frame the entrance on the other side of the screened porch. You shouldn’t have to trim but maybe once a year for overall shape. You can fertilize but most do well on their own in the soil / compost mix we planted them in.
The Paver is Tremron, Stonehurst, color – sierra. These pavers may get some efflorescence ( white chalky looking material ) on them and this can be brushed off or hosed off. After a year this should stop. If you seal the pavers this will preserve the richness of the color. There isn’t anything to do with the flagstone cap on the fire pit and bench seat, and the stone veneer doesn’t require any maintenance as well.