Houzz Logo Print

help space between house and shrubs

Susan , 7a, CT
last month


We have some hydrangea shrubs planted in front of our house and they are a couple of feet away from the foundation, which I understand is the standard advice. The problem is that now I have this big expanse of emptiness that is currently under brown mulch and it is a huge eyesore. Aside from being just an eyesore, it is right by our front door and the eye is automatically drawn to it when standing on our stoop as it is so stark and brown! Any tips for what I can do here? There is an overhang from a balcony so it gets bright shade - Is it terrible to plant some shade loving ground cover to hide this? Any suggestions for something that might cover it quickly in a season or two??

Many thanks in advance!!

Comments (12)