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mashal

hi,I live in a farely new house and we recently had our fence up only on 2 sides. My house is backing a ravine which is divided by a chain link fence. Our back yard is facing east and front lawn is facing west. During the summer and spring we have sun till about 4 pm in the back yard, considering that I have to decide on what kind of shrubs and flowers I should plant. Can anyone help me with choosing less maintenance plants with just few annuals so I could change each year?Also the yard is sloping towards the chain link fence, is there a way we could level it out at the same time prevent the dirt falling in to the ravine through the chain link fence?I can upload few pictures if it is required.P.S. i am totally new to gardening and it is my first time attempting it.Thanks.

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I suggest you to plant some veggies and fruits in the back yard and keep your front yard free for lawn as you already have facing it to the west. And you can plant shrubs and flowers tree in your front yard as it looks good and welcome whoever is entering.

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lilac shrub, hydrangea, Coneflower/echinecea and black eyed susan are best plants to make amazing look of your garden.

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I think you need to figure out if you area is full sun, or part sun/part shade.There are lots of really nice and easy perennials to grow- but you have know the sun conditions.Here's a few of my favorite plants:Shasta daisyConeflower/echineceablack eyed susanhostapeonyclematis (if you want something to grow up the fence)lilac shrubhydrangea 

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mashal

thanks Gwen.

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Hello mashal,

You may want to check out our Easy To Grow Plants & Blooms photo gallery for some ideas:

http://houseandhome.com/design/photo-gallery-easy-grow-plants-blooms-0

Good luck with the yard!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at hhmedia.com)

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mashal

Image2: south fenceImage2: south fenceImage: east view ravineImage: east view ravineImage1: north side fenceImage1: north side fence  here are few pics, i hope someone give me some ideas to dress up this plain backyard. i was thinking of raised bed for the chain link side of the yard, i don't know if that is a good idea or not.if possible add pictures or link for info please. tnx

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mashal

thanks, i will post few pics soon. 

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