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Less Lawn More Garden

"The circular seating area links a large side yard with the equally large front yard, giving both a raison d'etre.

The rounded "carpet" of crushed stone has some nice detailing, including the block edging and the flagstone path that cuts through it. Not too casual; not too formal. Definitely inviting.

The rounded area (complete with two charming turquoise Adirondack chairs and a small side table) serves the same purpose as a front porch, providing bonus seating to the two benches on the entry threshold of this traditional home. This side yard treatment is both attractive and neighbor friendly."
Debra Prinzing

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CMR Interiors & Design Consultations Inc. wrote:
What roofing brand are those shingles?
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Hello CRM Interiors, thanks for your question. The shingles were existing and installed by the contractor for the updated portico. We came in after and were responsible for the landscaping, not the roof.

Good luck with your project.

Robert Welsch

Westover Landscape Design, Inc.

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Hello cahoff35, thanks for your question. Those chairs were painted by the homeowner, I think it was a "robin's egg blue" but I don;t know the exact name or brand of paint. They have since been painted again to a striking "mango" color for a real pop of color. Hope this helps. Good luck on your project! Enjoy, Robert more at www.WestoverLD.com
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April 16, 2013
Jodi Burnau wrote:
What are the dimensions of the entryway portico and landings.
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14' x 14' for both the portico and the landing
    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 12:12PM
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I am planning a similar gravel/paver patio. Did you lay sand down before the gravel? Also, would spreading sand over the gravel and watering it down help it stay in place? Thank you!
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March 12, 2012
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What plants are in the design in front of the windows? - Love the landscape design, I have a similar color colonial, that we are landscaping. Would love to know the plants used in front of the house, also, what are the pavers/stones on the front porch?
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The plantings inlcude nepeta, ninebark, holly, euphorbia and japanese aneoneme. The stones are Pennsylvania field stone. Hope this helps! More images at www.WestoverLD.com
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GAF slateline--english slate color
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Hi shadami3, I hope your house color turned out well. I thought you'd like to know this home was featured with 7 pages on the garden in the August 2014 issue of This Old House magazine.
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Debra Prinzing added this to How to Tap the Potential of a Big Side Yard
The circular seating area links a large side yard with the equally large front yard, giving both a raison d'etre. The rounded "carpet" of crushed stone has some nice detailing, including the block edging and the flagstone path that cuts through it. Not too casual; not too formal. Definitely inviting.The rounded area (complete with two charming turquoise Adirondack chairs and a small side table) serves the same purpose as a front porch, providing bonus seating to the two benches on the entry threshold of this traditional home. This side yard treatment is both attractive and neighbor friendly.
The portico, clapboard siding, gambrel roof and double-hung, multipaned windows are all Dutch colonial revival characteristics.
Mitchell Parker added this to 15 Ways to Make Your Neighborhood Better
5. Turn your front yard into your backyard. How often do you run into your neighbors in your backyard? Probably never. Moving your typical backyard activity to the front instantly makes you more visible and approachable. Establishing front-yard gardens, building community benches and even just barbecuing in your front yard are all great ways to connect with your community.
J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Take Back Your Front Yard: 8 Ways to Make It Social
Consider simple gravel areas. There's a reason the French and Italians use gravel so extensively — it is organic, is charming, works with a number of different house styles and is easy to install. Instead of a structure for a focal point, gravel merely creates a base for your furniture to shine against. You can add some oversize pieces of flagstone as stepping stones, as shown here, or leave it simpler. Add an edging material around your gravel area to keep the surrounding grass from growing in — steel edging, bender board and mortared stone are all great options.
June Scott Design added this to 8 Ways to Create a Neighborly Front Yard
7. Create a hangout space. Do you like the idea of relaxing on the porch, watching and talking to neighbors who pass by, but don’t have a front porch? No problem. A seating area in the front garden, perhaps nestled amongst mature trees, can be a welcoming spot in which to hang out with family or neighbors.

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It depends on if you want a lawn or not Mom, because I like the ones like this one. <-- -Margaret
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