I'm trying to improve this area next to my home with some plantings. What I'd like to accomplish:
- Make the area look nicer
- Discourage people from walking their dogs on the property
- Discourage people from leaving trash on the property
We're at the New Jersey shore next to a saltwater bay, and the soil is rocky, sandy, and salty. The white pines and junipers grow well enough, but the pines dump huge amounts of needles on the ground. They provide a modest amount of shade. I'm open to planting anything here as long as it is suitable and will grow -- shrubs, bushes, flowers, etc. What advice would you give me? Thanks!