The first impression of a house is generally the front entrance, and so it should be. With clever architectural and landscape design it can be made to look elegant and inviting. But what if the main entrance is at the side of your house, next to the driveway and with little opportunity to create a welcoming statement?
Every garden has shady areas. In most cases such areas can be turned into beautiful, cool and refreshing shade gardens, away from the summer heat, with a delightful mixture of textures, shades of green, and maybe a bench, piece of art, or water feature. There is also a range of flowering shrubs that tolerate shade, and it is generally best to select shrubs with white or light flower colours to brighten up dark areas.