I need to take a photo of the completed work. I am very happy with the results, the guys worked for a couple of hours, dug out 2 stumps (I assume from Yews)in that new planting bed. I tapped the shoulder of the landscaper for thoughts on what I could plant to meet my criteria: something always in bloom moving from, say daffodils to the next blooming plant/shrub. I also showed him additional areas that I'd like to do something similar with (side of house, rear of house, around deck) as phase 2. The above was a cheap fix.
Next up in the curb appeal department: I am painting the front door a French blue. I have paint chips and once again, need to hang them to see the color in the light. I am also on the lookout for cheap pansies/petunias for the front pots. Most are at least $1/plant. I need to find something super cheap for an instant pop of color. I also usually have a "welcome" painted slate near the entry as well as a seasonal wreath. I need to figure out where to place them, how to install them (vinyl siding)