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Outdoor Project Plans #HWBDO10992
Landscape for Easy Garage Access
0 Sq. Ft.
The layout of this L-shaped home presents several landscaping challenges. The
landscape design must provide cars with easy access to the two-car garage and
enough turnaround space so they needn't back out of the driveway. The home's
three front entrances need to be distinguished one from another, and plantings
should counter the elongated look of the house.
~~Though the driveway is large and comes close to the house, the inlaid
cobblestones transform what could otherwise resemble a parking lot into an
entry court that escorts visitors to the main entrance. A curving line of
ornamental trees bordering the driveway leads the eye directly to the door,
blocks headlights from glaring into the windows, screens the view into the
front rooms and camouflages the private entrance that leads from the master
suite to the covered porch and private garden. A low picket fence keeps this
lovely garden even more private. Though, of necessity, the driveway is up close
to the house, the view from the inside looking out is of beautiful flowering
trees rather than asphalt.
~~A wide landing of bluestone paving further highlights the main entrance. Once
on the landing, visitors notice that the paving also leads to the service
entrance beside the garage, which was hidden from direct view by a latticework
trellis. Covered with a flowering vine, the lattice complements the home's
country feeling. Also shown here is home plan HWEPL00500.