I’m having really mixed thoughts on what I want to do with my yard mostly because I’m not a plant person. I’m hoping perhaps someone here has good advice or ideas.
Now that spring is blooming, I’m being lead under the impression that my lilac bushes are dead/dying as shown in the following observation. My other bush on that fence line (I have no clue what it is) has only sprouted two things of leaves on the trunk in the year and a half that I’ve lived on the property.
I guess first things first, are my lilac bushes dying and if so, what should I do? My impression is, the dead stuff is killing what is alive. So do I cut all the dead stuff, prune a little bit and see if the bush survives? On the other hand, my lilac bushes have been the most successful in attracting birds to my feeders, probably because of the cover.
My current plan right is, is to plant native shrubs/trees along the rest of the fence line and cut down the lilacs as the new shrubs grow. What are your thoughts?