Thursday, April 30, 2009

landscaping tip

we have been in our house almost a year- and i love my yard. for the most part. i watch a lot of hgtv- love to see what other folks' houses look like and i see what the selling tips are- and so must have the sellers of our house. they flipped it- and aside from having the tile re-grouted- which is costing me money because they did such a shitty job- i am now ripping out all of their 'careful' landscaping.

if you are going to sell your home and intend to landscape- please don't put in euonymus fortunei. i know it's cheap and sounds good- low shrub that's good for hedges or just groundcover- but it's the most useless plant i have encountered-- and it's rather ugly. this is not my house- but it may as well be. these shrubs can apparently be pruned into shapes but i have googled and looked through page after page- and this is mostly what i see. it doesn't really do anything.

and, this plant is native to china and has shown to be invasive in at least connecticut- i am assuming that means it will be invasive elsewhere. useless and invasive. i have 4. they are getting ripped out and composted. and i hate killing living plants- but i really don't have any other good options. no one wants them and i have nowhere to put them. and i hate them. i am ripping them out to plant lettuce and spinach. both good ground covers and grow well in partial sun/partial shade. and i can eat them.

5 comments:

WeezieLou said...

great tips! thnx

greg said...

Great information - check out QuestionSense.com

http://www.questionsense.com/categories/lawn-garden

The Future Was Yesterday said...

No Sweet corn? What kind of a sacreligious heathen are you, anyway?:)

betmo said...

i am planting indian corn here at my garden :) to use for popcorn and cornmeal. you can eat it off the cob too- but no, i don't have the room or the inclination to water sweet corn. corn is a thirsty plant :)

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