We put new front stairs on our house in the fall and in the process our front lawn has been ruined. No big deal for me really.. it took more time to get out the lawnmower than it did to mow the stinking lawn. So we are going to get rid of the rest of the grass and put in a garden.
I have an ornamental garden out front already and I am not going to get rid of those plants at all. The shrubs all need trimming so tomorrow morning they're getting a haircut... sadly I lost my clematis and my rosebush when they did the stairs but that's ok.. I can start new ones in the backyard and I will.
My plan for the front is to combine little beds of edible flowers, herbs, vegetables, some decorative perennials and by the city owned sidewalk some annuals and perennial grasses. The beds are going to be separated by homemade stepping stones. I have a ton of bric a brac that we have accumulated that honestly is sitting downstairs in boxes so I'm going to smash it and use it for the decorative bits in my stepping stones.
What do you guys suggest for plants to grow? I'm thinking beets, carrots and parsnips for sure but I have a fairly large amount of room so I'm open to suggestions!
Thanks in advance!