Originally Posted by scabpicker
Sure, as long as:
1. You're not married to that maroon color scheme.
I should do an "Ask the former landscaper" thread. I refused to design any garden to match the trim, used native grasses extensively both to save water and because if the weed trimmer accidentally strayed a little, so what, and nearly always stuck with native flora or closes cousins of same in order to reduce the chemicals and water necessary to support exotics. I spent years wondering who in the world thought matchy-matchy rows of alternating shrubs was a good look, then I realized it's people like the OP who employ straight lines and symmetry in a futile attempt to order the outdoors. When your yard appears to be designed by Leggo, a peanut shell or two will wreck your little tableaux. Gotta manufacture your own recreational outrage I guess.