Need help with problem area of landscaping
Hi: I really need some landscaping suggestions for this large area in front of our home we moved in to last summer. It took us all fall to remove ugly trees, bushes, and weeds up to our waists. We called it our jungle, now its our desert. I need help to know what to do I do have photo I would love to e-mail you photos. There is a sprinkler system in the area, but I need this area to be pretty much low maintenance. Please help me!!!
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Did you know you can design your own garden online for free. Go to and click on the "Plan Your Garden" tab at the top left corner of the  page.

Although you're looking for low-maintenance, a little work before planting will help you immensely. Be sure to dig out all the roots you can from the previous plants, and if the soil is heavy clay or sandy dry, mix in lots of compost. The better you can get the soil now, the better your plants will grow in the future.

Luke Miller, editor

Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living magazine

Answered by BHGgardenEditors