House Landscaping/Front Door (And paint down the road?)
zennifer
April 17, 2013
1985 Split level house. We have put in the bones for a landscape; there will be a limestone patio between the front porch and the aspen on the right, back from the iris/flowerbed to house. Some of the new plantings from this picture last fall survived the winter...it was VERY dry, however.

Need help with plantings, and front door style/color. Will eventually paint the house...would like ideas on that, too! Won't paint brick (personal choice), so need things that tie in well with it.

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grout4cake
Need more comprehensive picture of whole house/ yard.Is the white path the limestone or a precursor?
    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 8:02PM
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zennifer
Didn't get all the pics loaded...
    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 8:05PM
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zennifer
The path is a "rubbble" limestone/marble; the limestone patio will go below the window, to the right of the front step, in a square/rectangle...as you can see, we have a LOT of limestone. :) I think we are done hardscaping, but have PLENTY of the rubble stone and flat limestone if anyone can think of more!
    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 8:09PM
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zennifer
More pics...
    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 8:11PM
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zennifer
Any ideas?
    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 6:27AM
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Jayme H.
Sorry to ask a silly question, but that is mulch in the yard?
    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 6:29AM
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zennifer
Yes...I should have said that. It's redwood mulch. We live in an arid area, and I love gardens, so we've removed the grass on front in favor of gardens with drip irrigation. (there wasn't any growing...just weeds, so painless)
    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 6:41AM
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ASVInteriors
If you live in an arid area - xeriscape planting can be lovely and painless: (I searched under xeriscape)
steel and stucco walls
Lose the Lawn
1 Like    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 6:48AM
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soberg
I would consider a wider path. Two abreast would be five feet and give a luxurious feel.
1 Like    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 6:50AM
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Jayme H.
If u like a manicured look, I would stick with defined "areas" with borders. For a "wilder" look, I would add in areas of taller plants along perimeters..lower towards front...I like rocks and boulders..there are cool, colorful ones u can get..put in groupings and grow plants up between, around, behind those...I like to mix it up with varigated plants with different colored plants, mix heights, etc.
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Jayme H.
Looks like room for a seating area..ground cover between pavers is a cool look...sorry second pic too dim
    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 7:08AM
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