How to plant for new build properties

I want to share with you some simple things you can do that will not cost the Earth.
 
The secret of creating a beautiful planting display by your front door.
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I would like to share with  you what I feel is a very important gardening issue in 2021.
Pic: Camellia
I recently was on a vacation and came across some very unattractive looking  huge brick, newly built properties.
Of course they will take time to blend into the landscape. 
 
See the steps below. 
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1.Think about the position, is it sunny or shady?
 
2. If there is space you could have tallish planters with summer flowers like verbena bonariensis, poppies  and grasses perhaps.
Pic: climbing rose
3. Stand outside the front of your property and see what it looks like  with no greenery.
 
4. As there is not likely to be a lot of space, think about  a few ‘standard’ trees or  roses either side of  the front door.

Pic: alliums

5. Something like bay  trees, known as ‘standards’  look like lolipop shapes. 
 
They always looks very  formal if well pruned into  a nice ball shape.

Pic: Pine Tree

6. Something that is symmetrical  would look really good  and break up the colour  of the red bricks.

Pic: azaleas

7. These ‘standards’ are  grown for some years so you will need to  pay more for them than  you might think. 

Pic: yew-hedges

8. Do you want something scented?
 
 
9. Do you just want year round colour?
 
 
10. Do you want to share the cost with your neighbours and spend a bit more?
 
 
Follow these tips and ask me if you need 
any more advise.
 
 
Happy Planting.