1960s garrison colonial update black windows metal roof farmers porch

July 9, 2019

We always hated the garrison overhang on our house so we decided to hide it. The trim painting isn't fully finished yet but I decided to share these pictures. Now we are looking for landscaping ideas! Thinking about wrapping bed in front of porch around the left side of the house,

Comments (4)

  • Anna (6B/7A in MD)

    Looks like there’s a driveway that keeps the bed quite small. It should be much deeper. Maybe post another picture with the car out of the way. Would you even see the landscaping? In both photos, there’s a car blocking it.

  • jck910

    Looks great but I would definitely move the driveway in the new landscape plans

  • Sigrid

    You want to put some trees in your front lawn. You could do a clump of birches or glorious flowering tree --- weeping cherry, maybe? If you want fruit, get fruit trees.

  • ksal2010

    Here are close up pictures of the area in front of the porch. We can’t move the driveway now because we spent our whole budget on the renovation. So we’d appreciate any ideas of things we could do in meantime. We probably won’t be able to do anything to driveway for at least 5 years.

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