We are going to be doing some work on our front garden. My husband and I are not experienced gardeners, and would love some advice/suggestions.
My husband wants to dig up the lawn, add more topsoil, then re-turf it, as the garden has sunk. As you wil see from my pics, I have a few potted plants, and some kind of bush in the garden (that the birds love). To the right of the garden, there is a public alleyway, and looks over into my garden. I am thinking about putting a fast growing hedge there such as laurel, just to make my garden a little more private from the alleyway. Would Laurel be a good hedging plant and easy to care for?
I would also love anybody to give us any suggestions on design if you could please. The garden is an irregular shape and I am not great with ideas, and dont want to spend a fortune.
Here are a few pics
We are considering removing the paving stones at the back (they will have to go if we do decide on the hedge), also considering moving the bush from the front garden. I would really love a cherry blossom tree. seen a young one for £40 locally. Are they easy to look after? Also would love any suggestions on other easy to care for plants I could consider. Preferably wildlife friendly. Would just love some ideas on how to make it look nice and cared for please, your suggestions will be greatly appreciated