I've been technically challenged lately, so I haven't posted. This summer has been a hard one for the yard and I've been digging up dead shrubs and contemplating what to replace them with. It's still too hot to plant, anyway.
I love my granite backyard patio and may expand it, but I think the neighborhood HOA would have a conniption fit if I duplicated it in front. Have to deal with the slope up to the house, too.
I'm thinking Lantana and Esperanza. Prune the Ligustrum to about 2 feet tall. Keep watering the live oak and fruitless pears. Maybe replace the Bermuda grass in the "hell strip" with granite.
Put a limestone border around the bed by the house.
Phew, just thinking about it makes me tired.