Making my yard pretty - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Pratimamis Mishra
East Brunswick, NJ
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Question by pratimamis
May 17, 2007
We put a Patio in our back yard. Now I want to add a beautiful border to it.I took the measurements and made the out line of my planting area. It is coming to 3 patches of 5' by 7'.they are in a continious order of half circles,now I can not decide what to plant .I want some color and flower and not much maintinance.

Answer from NGA
May 17, 2007
To some extent the selection depends on whether it is sunny or shady, wet or dry, and what kind of soil you have. But in a sunny spot you might try one modern landscape shrub rose such as KnockOut (or other flowering shrub) in each bed surrounded by perennials such as a few daylilies or sedum plants. Also plant some crocus and daffodils this fall for early spring color.

Be sure to add organic matter to the soil before planting and keep the bed mulched with organic mulch year round. This will help keep down weeds, reduce watering, and also feed the soil slowly as it breaks down over time. Enjoy your garden!

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