Thursday, December 1, 2011

Privacy on a busy road - Edmonds WA front landscape

Designing and landscaping a nice front yard on somewhat busy street can be tricky.  I really like how this home in Edmonds Washington handled it.  I don't know who did the design otherwise I would give them credit, but it is definitely worth documenting and learning from.

The cedar fence panels have an alternating pattern so as to add style and break up the monotony typical of fences.  They also sport quality trim and trellis work on top.  The fence also serves as a nice backdrop to the planting design and dry river bed in the front yard. 

The driveway is colored concrete and fence panels offer little windows of the other side.  Some of the plants used include: Lavender, Bamboo, and other water wise planting.  I question the use of the bamboo in the open front yard area as it may have a tendency to invade, but time will tell.

The fence was set back from the side just enough for some shrub and perennial plantings.  This helps minimize the wall effect and feeling for walkers and neighbors.

The total project color palette was done quite nicely and most everything has a natural tone or texture to it, with just enough uniqueness to it.


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