Entry Garden Plan
Builders often leave a narrow strip between the front sidewalk of a new home and the house or garage. This strip is difficult to mow and it’s not easy to garden in, especially if the topsoil was removed. Although it can be a challenge, this space still offers an opportunity to create a beautiful garden.
With these factors in mind, we’ve designed a front-entry garden for a newer home. In addition to perennials and shrubs that bloom in spring, summer and fall, we chose plants with winter interest.
Featured plants include a mix of perennials and shrubs for year-round interest, including hollies, ornamental grasses, lilies and astilbe.
This Entry Garden Plan grows best in part sun to part shade and cold zones 4 to 8.
WHAT YOU GETThe gardenscape painting shown above
The Entry Garden Plan is a six-page, 1.2MB pdf file. It includes:
Overhead plan view
Tips on taking care of your new garden
Detailed plant list with cold- and heat-tolerance zones
Planting plan blueprint
Shopping list to take to the nursery
PLUS, a 2-page article, "Preparing Great Garden Beds"