Project 2: Carmichael Curb Appeal

The homeowners of this Carmichael residence really loved the interior of their home, but felt that the front yard could use some curb appeal.


BEFORE


AFTER

The two biggest problems with this lot are the lack of separation between the houses and the large amount of pavement. Putting plum trees on either side of the house (6 on the left and 3 on the right) helps to separate the houses. Because the trees are dark purple and on both sides of the driveway, the effect is to frame the house, making it stand apart from its neighbors. The large amount of pavement is obscured by heavy plantings.


AFTER


AFTER

This photo shows how separation of houses has been achieved.


 


BEFORE


AFTER

Mounds with colorful trees and flowers are an affordable way to create interest in a yard.


DURING CONSTRUCTION


AFTER: POT CLOSEUP

Using pots in avant garde colors makes this landscape take on a contemporary look.


 

DURING CONSTRUCTION

AFTER: POT CLOSEUP

Homeowners often make the mistake of only landscaping on one side of their driveway.

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