Landscape Design forum: Tips for garden

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Aug 9, 2020 3:29 AM CST

We moved to a new house about a year ago and have been trying to make the front yard look nicer.

It used to have gray tiles all over.

We removed some of the gray tiles and replace that area with some plants and pebbles, and the stepping stones.

We've ended up with something that looks better I think (has more of a soul I'd say) but there is a lot going on, lots of different styles, colors and materials.

We would like to do this ourselves but we feel we don have an eye for it.

As you can see we can't afford to spend a lot either which obviously makes things harder.

Any ideas would be really appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.
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Lockhart, Texas (Zone 8b)
Hydroponics Greenhouse Region: Texas
Aug 9, 2020 8:40 AM CST
Agaves would compliment the house style. And they thrive on neglect, so long as the space drains well. There are enough varieties with different appearance to make a nice mix. Plus, they grow quickly and generate pups that can be moved, sold, etc. I started with two in big (like 6-foot) planters and every year, I have to relocate pups, so many that I have a bunch in pots waiting for a new location.

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Heren the more common agaves can be had cheap or free on Craigslist. eBay has a wide variety of types, and starters are quite cheap. Even larger plants, like eight ot ten inches across, are affordable. And you can, of course, spend whatever you want on more exotics types.

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