|INterior landscaping||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MartyR707 (MartyR707aol.com)|
|Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 00:40:24 -0600|
We here at Jewell HIll in Sebastopol, CA are having a "discussion" on the use of our interior common area and how to landscape it. We have a number of paved common areas suitable for play, a fenced kids play yard, a small lawn area, a vegetable garden, a fairly large oak woodland, a few benches, a large patio and BBQ off the common house, and 5' wide pathways throughout. Our current landscape plan shows much of the rest of the area in the central area between our homes as fairly heavily landscaped with plants from 1 ft. to around 4 ft. tall - a few taller ones here and there. (Entire parcel is 2 acres, with fourteen units plus common house, so there's not a whole lot of this space.) The current debate centers on whether the landscaped area should have low ground covers to allow more use and visual access, or be filled in with bushy, colorful, flowering, low maintenance, weed preventing plants and tall grasses. We would like some ideas from existing communities out there (especially small ones like ours) on how that central common area is used, how much of it is accessible kid play area, and especially how is the area directly in front of homes and front porches treated. E.g. Is it nice to have kid play right in front of your house, or is landscaping better there? and questions like that..... thanks as always for any ideas. Marty Roberts, Jewell HIll, Sebastopol, CA Where we still have three homes available - one for a low income family - and we hope to break ground this spring/summer.
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