I finally completed the landscaping project in front of my home. (I lost all my shrubs in the front of my house due to a foundation repair this winter.) I ended up planting a rhododendron, 2 boxwood, and 2 Dwarf Tophat Blueberry bushes.
The area I planted faces north and doesn't get that much sun. Boxwood grows best in full sun, but I had a couple of boxwoods planted before in this location and they did well. Hopefully these boxwoods will do just as well.
I mixed compost soil and pine mulch together for the blueberry bushes. Blueberries need a soil Ph of 4.5-5.5. I hope this takes care of their needs. The variety of rhododendron I planted doesn't need an acidic soil and looks like it will bloom soon.
While I was in the planting mode, I planted 2 Shadeblow Serviceberry trees and an American Sweetgum. They are tiny trees that the Fort Wayne Arborist Association was passing out for free.
I cut up some old plastic tile and put it around the saplings for protection. If young trees can survive the lawnmower in my yard, they usually do well.