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deciding which plants and trees

deciding which plants and trees

We have a new build with acidic soil and just lawns done. We want to sow low maintenance plants and trees that do not cost the earth . It is a 2 storey House 180m in from road its an open site with a sweeping drive and lawn wrapping around the house with smaller lawn in front on the other side of the drive, its a blank canvas and I don't know where to start, out in the countryside. I don't want the trees to grow too big but still have a good presence. a limestone wall is at the entrance since these photos. Teresak, Cashel, Co Tipperary Posted: 26/04/2017

Trees are the least maintenance once established a few years. 

You should turn large areas of the grass into garden woodland, 

Buy small trees and keep them free of grass and weeds to grow rapidly. 

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