I wanted an idea of how to make my front yard pleasing to the eye and maintenance free. It is looking really drab right now and has looked this way for about 14 years. I would love an estimate and some ideas.
14 years you say? Its definitely time to make a change! Lets start with the Blue Spruce in the front yard. From the pictures, it looks like the tree has lost the top half at some point. This might be the time to remove it altogether. I've done up a quick sketch for you to look at.
Here are the major points for you to think about.
1. Get the plant beds away from the walls. Ultimately the plants don't do well without rain, and if they are under your fascia, then you will always have to water them.
2. Take advantage of the usable space in front yard! I've added a small patio to the left of the door which is enclosed by plants and arbours. This is a great place for a decent sized bench. Enjoy it!
3. Make the stairs more functional. I've pulled the landing of the stairs forward so that you have more space for people to pass, or for more guests to come into your space. Its such an easy thing to do to add impact
as far as getting a quote...every single landscape company operates differently with materials and labour. budget between $25 and $35 K for a major front yard makeover. If that seems like a lot, cut back on the stonework...its always the most expensive part!