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America's Most Desperate Landscape 2010: Landscape Tips for Weekly Winner No. 7 (page 2 of 2)

The 7th weekly winner is Kimberly Smith, of Salt Lake City, for her photos of a recently purchased house that has been swallowed by plants. Here are landscape pro Jason Cameron's tips for rescuing this desperate landscape.

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right side yard of landscape winner kimberly smith

The trees in this landscape are a perfect example of planting the wrong tree in the right place. It is appropriate to plant an evergreen shrub on the right corner of the house. Just make sure to plant a variety such as Smaragd arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis 'Smaragd'), a moderate grower to 15 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.

Continue to highlight the entrance by placing colorful annuals in the planting island between the sidewalk and front porch. This area can be changed to reflect the seasons by planting fall blooming mums and early spring pansies.

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