A home for sale needed a make-over to increase curb appeal. The cherry laurels in the front center bed were not well-maintained and had become overgrown and diseased. The Japanese maple was also overgrown and the center bed was generally crowded and unattractive. Beds on either side of the sidewalk had been re-designed previously by another designer but had not performed well due to high deer pressure. There was a need for bright colors and variety of textures and forms. The original design was inspired by Mediterranean-style landscaping and included lavender, heath, dwarf conifers and ornamental grasses. A subsequent adjustment to the design included the substitution of brightly colored annuals to create a strong impression. Further adjustments were made at the time of installation due to availability of plant material and the reuse of existing plants.