The tree in our front yard had grown so much over the years that the tree's roots knocked out our original landscaping and our plants were no longer growing here.
After removing the existing rock, I edged around the tree the easy way, using a shovel. Then I removed the existing plants.
Next I added topsoil and picked up plants that are shade-tolerant. Here I'm using hostas and coral bells, in an alternating pattern for color.
After putting the plants in the ground, I placed landscaping fabric around the base of the tree to help prevent weeds from growing. Then I filled in it with more topsoil.
To create a focal point, I placed a planter on it's side and filled it in with rocks. It gives the look of rocks spilling out onto the ground.
For the border, I laid rocks around the perimeter of the tree. When the plants grow in, it will look as if they're nestled into the rocks.
Lastly, I added a cute dragonfly made from extra rocks. For all the details, click the link below!