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
evergreen shrubs with perennials.
"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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