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i want to rework this front yard of this new home purchase. I don't like how the plants are heavily manicured. I like order but prefer something a little more natural. 

Im considering loropetalum, 'Sunrise' ligustrum, Indian hawthorne to name a few. I'm open to ideas!  Feel free to chime in. 

I live in Arkansas, USA zone 7b. The house faces north. image


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,955

    Hi Darrell hope you had a nice Christmas image

    Unfortunately,  most of the forum members here are UK based, with a few in Europe, so it might be tricky to recommend plants. I'd suggest finding a USA based forum which might be better for ideas, but no doubt you'll get a few suggestions here anyway.

    Do you want flowering shrubs mainly, with some perennials, or shrubs only? A mix of deciduous and evergreen or are you not bothered? Any colour preferences? Any extra bits of info will help with advice image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I think I'd allow the evergreens that are already there to grow into a 'hedge' and then prune it into a random organic shape

    The 10th photo on this site shows what I mean

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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