My front yard (picture and drawing below) now is lawn + roses + fruit trees. I am working with a landscape designer to redo my front yard. Its 25’ * 25’ plus additional two 5’ strips
The key changes planned are
- adding a short wall (like in picture below)
- replacing lawn with mulch
- replacing sprinklers with bubble heads or drip
- replacing pathway to front door
- add many more fruit trees!
- may be add a little vegetable bed…
Need to make a decision with regards to the 5 Pluots (3.5 years old, healthy, producing plenty of fruit). What should I pick Option1 or Option2?
OPTION1 - KEEP - Design around these trees and add more fruit trees without pulling these out. PROS - I get to keep the trees. CONS - 2 out of 5 of the pluots will remain close to my neighbors lawn producing very bland fruits (his sprinklers run for an hour daily!!!)(also my garden is organic and the neighbor uses stuff that is not just non organic but also stuff that shud not even be used around edibles. )
OPTION2 - REPLACE - Remove the 5 pluots and put in new bare root trees. PROS - Can plant the new trees higher and farther away from the neighbor to avoid watered down fruits and keep it organic CONS - I lose the trees and there is the risk that the new ones may not do well
Proposed mini wall design
Also any ideas to squeeze in more fruit trees - Highly appreciated!!!