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Before & After: Seattle Front Garden

Before and after front garden makeover

I’m simply blown away by this front garden makeover in Seattle.  I am not sure what property values are doing in Washington, but I have to think that this garden and curb appeal makeover added way more than the average 10% value increase.

before and after garden makeover front garden

Before and after front garden makeover

Before and after front garden makeover

Before and after front garden makeover

Before and after front garden makeover

This might be my favorite part.  I love neighborhoods that have landscaped areas between the sidewalk ad the street.  They really are just much more friendly.  Given that this areas is particularly wide, this path from the street to the sidewalk has the opportunity to become a really lovely feature.

Before and after front garden makeover

Before and after front garden makeover

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The clematis growing over the front door is so sweet.  I am forever irritated that many of my clients have a complete phobia of climbers on their homes.   Sure, they can always get out of control, but so can the “foundation”  trees that are frequently requested.  I am a fan of the vines on the house…I say go for it.

It’s not an entirely lawn free makeover, but given the  grass is in minute quantities, I think this would even satisfy the lawn-less cheerleaders among us.  Are you loving it as much as I am or would you do something different?

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  1. Topiary Lady says:

    Beautiful makeover! I love the hedges!!!

  2. K-Line says:

    I don’t think this could possibly be improved. It’s just perfect.

  3. Stevie says:

    It’s great. so green and lush. And I love the front door with the clematis.

  4. Just Great – we seldom see houses like this one in London – the colour of the buxus against the grey of the house timber look stunning. Most of the front gardens we build are much smaller than this one. We have a few in our portfolio at – take a look I would like to see what you think.

  5. invisiblebees says:

    Love it. Love it. Love it. Despite the formality of the plant choices and pruning, there is a softness to this garden and entry way. I’m curious to know if the owner’s had career enhancements (if feng shui holds up).

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