A bleak beginning. It was suggested that we find another yard because this one required too much work.
Garden Assistant Jason Somerville and I sit down to design. It was like starting with a blank slate because nothing in front was salvageable except trees. We started with the bed line, then placed crepe myrtles and shrubs by the driveway and front steps. Homeowners requested color and lots of it. 'Double Knock Out' roses are a good choice--fast growth and plentiful flowers.