Help with landscaping

madsicSeptember 22, 2013

Looking for any ideas to improve the curb appeal for my house. I was looking to maybe make the driveway bigger. To expand it off to the right so it would accommodate two cars in it. Maybe even make it circular. Any other ideas from paint to flowers would be appreciated.

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Oh and if anyone knows any body good in Nassau long island ny please let me know who can do driveways and landscaping

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 12:11PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

How deep are the beds in front of the house, madsic?

What are the plants in the front beds?

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 12:32PM
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Can't tell the width of the beds - my guess would be the usual fall back to 3'. They look empty save for the tree which is casting a shadow and the two urns at the bottom of the steps.

Do you really want to give up what lawn space you have for extra parking? I live in a college town and the more modest neighborhoods that have gone heavily student rental often have had the front yards partially paved over. A really quick way to remove the charm these areas once had.

What is the tree? A flowering ornamental? It's too close to the house. Better it (or a larger specimen) should be out in the lawn on that right side.

I'm in the foundation planting school - many here are not. Doesn't have to be the usual clipped yew hedge or meat balled hollies. From the street, your house has a slightly elevated site; something around the foundation will ground it.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 1:44PM
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