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BHG.com Gardening Landscaping Landscape Basics Landscape the Corner Lot The corner house, bordered on two sides by cars and pedestrian traffic, needs careful landscaping to guard from being an island in a sea of lawn. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email Print More Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE Before Privacy is a major concern, too, with the exposure in all directions making usable outdoor living space hard to define. If left open, the lawn on a corner lot all too often becomes a shortcut from one sidewalk to the other. Such lawns may pose great dangers, too: Balls and children are much more apt to run into the street. To solve many of the problems associated with a corner lot, plant a hedge along the entire side street and the largest part of the front yard. Such a hedge screens the house from the view of passing traffic. It also absorbs noise, blocks headlights at night, and provides a barrier for children playing in the yard or passing by it. Planting the hedge near the sidewalk, instead of against the house, helps break up the expanse of lawn. To further absorb noise and visually separate the house from the street — plus stop shortcutters — establish a front-yard focal point in the corner where the two streets intersect. An ornamental tree surrounded by shrubs and flowers often works well. To help expand the house into the site, widen the front-entry walk. Find inspiration for landscaping a new site. continue reading below After In the after photo, a hedge along one side yard and part of the front now shields the homeowners from public display. Trees across the back and a fence along a portion of the hedge bring added privacy. Check out these flowering hedges for beauty and privacy. The planting circling the tree near the corner gives a focal point for the front yard. A wide front-entry walk helps tie the house to the site. Off-street parking for an extra car uses otherwise wasted side-yard space. The back section on that side has become a service area. A pavilion and a larger patio yield better outdoor living facilities. Get more ideas for landscaping your side yard. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE
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Corner Landscaping Ideas

Before Privacy is a major concern, too, with the exposure in all directions making usable outdoor living space hard to define. If left open, the lawn on a corner lot all too often becomes a shortcut from one sidewalk to the other. Such lawns may pose great dangers, too: Balls and children are much more apt to run into the street. To solve many of the problems associated with a corner lot, plant a hedge along the entire side street and the largest part of the front yard. Such a hedge screens the house from the view of passing traffic. It also absorbs noise, blocks headlights at night, and provides a barrier for children playing in the yard or passing by it. Planting the hedge near the sidewalk, instead of against the house, helps break up the expanse of lawn. To further absorb noise and visually separate the house from the street — plus stop shortcutters — establish a front-yard focal point in the corner where the two streets intersect. An ornamental tree surrounded by shrubs and flowers often works well. To help expand the house into the site, widen the front-entry walk. Find inspiration for landscaping a new site.
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Corner Landscaping Ideas

What are the best practices for front yard landscaping? To learn more, we reached out to Dorian Winslow, Certified Landscape Designer and owner and president of Womanswork, an online retailer of gardening apparel and supplies. Here are her 12 tips for successful front yard landscaping.
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Corner Landscaping Ideas

What a great resource for those that are unsure about what they want to do with their own yards. I love that you add great photos and details for your readers. This can even be helpful for those that are thinking of enlisting the help of a professional landscaper to do their yard for them. It can give them a great starting place and an idea of what you are looking for, Think about your lifestyle, your overall vision, and of course your budget when making landscaping decisions. And then get out there are start working, A home’s landscaping is a large part of the home itself, Tending to it is important.
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Thanks Peter. You’re right, landscaping should be planned. Not delayed but planned. When on a budget build the beds first, get that right. Then start adding a specimen plant here and there as your budget affords you can add accent plants and perennials. It doesn’t all have to be done at once, but my advice is to not skimp on soil. Raise those beds first thing so your landscaping can be seen from the curb.
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Hi Mike, Thanks for sharing your beautiful landscaping photos as well as your informative blog and emails. I am in LOVE with the Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud! I am currently redoing my front yard landscaping and want to put one in the large berm I have created. I was told by an employee at my local nursery (Chicago-area) that it would not be wise to plant one without some type of protection for it (a building, a larger tree, etc.). She also told me it will die since I plan to put it on the southwest side of my house, which is where most of the wind comes from. What is your opinion?
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Mike- I have a corner space 12′ long by 8.5′ sides, close to corner of house. The sides meet at right angle just 4′ from house. I was thinking of planting a tree closer to 8′ from house in that triangle. The soffits also jut out another 2′ from corner of house/garage. I was looking for Japanese maple, but found royal red maple instead. I live in billings montana which is considered zone 4b. I really wanted a Japanese maple for this area, but looks like I will have to order one if I am to get it. Can I make this work in my area? The planting space is on east end of house protected by wind, will get am sun and on shade. Thank you. Also looking for some ground plants around the hopeful maple.
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I pinned the top picture, Landscape Design Idea for the Outside of a Sidewalk.; 16 weeks ago today (May 30, 2015) with the following caption: “23 Landscaping Ideas with Photos..This site, i.e., this experienced and extremely knowledgable gardener, Mike, is straight talking and chock-full of great ideas..” Up until this moment it has been repinned 6277 times, not to mention the people who posted the picture via other routes. I’d say that this shows how many people trust you and what you advise. I know I do. I follow you (and pin so many of your things) rigorously. Thank you so much.
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I have saved these for reference ideas. The plans are beautiful, but a bit too ‘formal’ for my taste. Would love to see something similar without the green lawn included. We are in an area where I’m trying to eliminate the grassy areas, due to drought conditions. Plus, I’m not a big fan of green lawns anyway. They are Ok for those who like them, but I prefer shrubs and flowers that don’t require as much water and eliminate the need for the lawn mower. I know you live in the midwest where having a good expanse of lawn isn’t such a big issue, so perhaps you don’t have any ideas for what I’m looking to do. BTW, I have a theory that my kind of landscaping plan also will eliminate a lot of need to slap misquitos! At least we don’t have nearly as many with our already limited grassy areas as our kids do with their lawns.
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Thanks for the ideas! The pix are absolutely gorgeous. I live in New Orleans, LA and I thought I was in zone 8, but I honestly don’t know what zone I’m in. We have very hot summers here. Like Karen, I would like to do away with my lawn also. I have a Crepe Myrtle that is still potted, and I’m thinking about using it in a corner planting, on a smaller scale than what Mike has done with the Royal Red Maple corner planting. The areas that I want to plant in are all north facing and in full sun.My 2 Japanese Magnolias, Crepe Myrtle (potted), Bottle Brush (potted) survived the unusually cold winter we just had. I have several Indian Hawthorne and Azaleas which survived also. And I have lots of Agapanthus and Canna which are coming back nicely. All of the plants, except for the 2 potted ones, are planted on one side of my front lawn. The sidewalk leading to the house divides the 2 lawns and the other side is bare. I would like plants that are drought tolerant but will also survive really cold weather. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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