Landscaping advice?

Ashton Woods

Landscaping advice?

Hi AW Neighbors!

My wife and I are looking to get into a bit more landscaping on our lot now that we have made enough progress on the essential things on our property (e.g. tree/brush cleanup, establishing a lawn, and weed control). We’re looking to tap some of the expertise of our AW neighbors who are more experienced on this front. We’re looking for suggestions on low-maintenance, perennial plants that are relatively deer resistant and are hearty enough to handle the soil here, along with the weather conditions – anything that flowers, leafy evergreens, tall decorative grasses, etc. Appreciate any feedback.

PS – on the tall decorative grasses front, anyone know what type of grass is at the Trough View gate? Also, anyone had luck here with Pampas grasses?

Thanks!
Ed Gorecki
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5 Responses

  1. Paul Graham says:

    Ed,

    Finding perennials that are relatively deer-resistant has been a challenge. We have had deer eat all kinds of plants that are supposedly deer-resistant, from rhododendrons to azaleas to mountain laurel. We’ve had a bit of luck with Henrys Garnet Sweetspires (or Garnet Henrys). While the deer will eat them, they don’t destroy them. And, they are very nice looking plants, turning a beautiful red in the fall. And, we have 3 forsythias that seem to be doing ok, even with the occasional munching from the deer. And, our butterfly bushes have done ok, as well.

    Good luck!

    Paul

  2. Andy Pirnik says:

    Hi Ed,

    We’ve been using M R Landscape out of Romney and are very pleased with their work. They’ve done a lot for us and are currently finishing some walls up now. POC is Dakota @ (304) 359-4789. They do patios, walls and all sorts of landscaping.

    Good luck!

    Andy

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