Walkout basement landscaping...what to do??
by Nicole Hinrichs
(Emporia, KS, USA)
We have a walkout basement. It has a 10ft wide concrete patio that runs most of the length of the house. I would love to do some landscaping out back but don't know how. I could plant on the slopes but the flat part is where I have trouble. It is swampy in one area (about in the middle) and out farther towards our pasture it is like a desert. I can hardly dig deep enough to plant anything because I hit solid rock. We live in KS. I would love for our walkout area to be "cozy" (think secret garden). Please give any suggestions or advice but keep in mind it has to be something I can do (my husband doesn't like yard work at all). I can even take pictures and email if I need to. Our house will be 5 years old this year and I need to get something done back there. It is so ugly!! All that is back there is a little bit of grass and I do mean a little bit! Thanks so much.ANSWER
Please send some pictures through my Contact Me form so that I can take a look and get some better ideas of what it looks like. Once I receive them, I'd be more than happy to give you some ideas.
Take a look at my ebook Designing With Evergeen Shrubs
. There's even a sample page! It also shows you how to mix
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"Susan, what a pleasure it was to work with you. You made me feel like I was your only client - responding late at night and always so quickly! Your design is amazing and we only hope we can do justice to it when we plant. You have such fantastic ideas and you are so open to suggestions and changes. Loved working with you - now if you could only come to Canada and plant it!!!"
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