PLAN #1040-98

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PLAN #1040-98

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Plan Description

Here's a flower-filled solution to a tree-filled backyard where lawn grass struggles to survive. An assortment of native shade-loving plants adapts well and blooms from spring through summer. Native wildflowers, shrubs and groundcovers decorate this shady site with a parade of colorful flowers. The excitement commences in early spring-before the tree leaves begin to unfold-when the wildflowers bloom in profusion. After this carpet of flowers reaches its peak, the shrubs take over. The designer selects an assortment of native, shade-loving shrubs; many bloom in spring, while others produce unexpected blossoms in early, mid-, and late summer. Though the design's emphasis is on easy-care native plants, which adapt themselves readily to the climate and growing conditions, a few non-native or exotic plants are also included. These combine well with the wildflowers and provide extra structural or textural interest during the off seasons. Lawn grass usually loses the battle with shade in a tree-filled yard, so the designer installs a curving gravel bed (underlaid with weed blocking landscape fabric) where a lawn might normally be located. If your trees cast only light shade, you might succeed with a lawn sown with shade-tolerant grass types; selectively thinning tree branches would also help. The attractive shed provides extra storage space and serves as a potting shed. The attached patio, screened by a small, graceful native tree, offers a private place to relax. The designer blends the shed and attached patio into the landscape by using the same flagstones as in the patio near the house and the stepping stones that meander through the garden.

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What's Included In This Plan Set

All plans are drawn at ¼” scale or larger and include :

  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas.
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
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