Front Yard for the Family
The homeowners would like to turn their bare front yard into an appealing, child-friendly environment that they can all enjoy.
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Up to the challenge are landscape designers Colleen D. Holmes, Tom Morris and Margie Grace. The designers present their proposals. Holmes' cottage concept addresses privacy and safety by enclosing the front yard with a white picket fence and incorporating a sculptured garden mirror for child monitoring. Morris' multi-level design has an English theme that features a faux stone wall and matching pathway. Grace has created several distinct outdoor rooms; a vine-covered arbor leads to her "Jungle Playroom" where visitors are greeted by a friendly dragon standing watch over his cave. After a week of reviewing the three designs Kristi and Aladin select Holmes' plan.