We were entertaing the idea of painting the new fences black so the greenery and reds of the maples would pop. If we did the same for the outside of the fence along the greenbelt, I think it would better hide the support beams. -MF

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(CS: I'd use artificial turf between the concrete and for small front yard)What an awesome house. I love massive floor to ceiling windows! Plus how cool is the grass growing in between the concrete floor portions.

Cotton Candy Pompous Grass - withstands heat, humidity, poor soil and even drought. Very easy to grow, it reaches a mature height of 3-4 feet tall and gets 3-4 feet wide. Grows in all U.S zones.

Cotton Candy Pompous Grass - withstands heat, humidity, poor soil and even drought. Very easy to grow, it reaches a mature height of 3-4 feet tall and gets 3-4 feet wide. Grows in all U.S zones.

Stipa tenuissima a gorgeous wispy pale yellow green with plumes of silver maturing to blonde buff (with multi stem silver birch)

Stipa tenuissima a gorgeous wispy pale yellow green with plumes of silver maturing to blonde buff (with multi stem silver birch)

Pinus contorta or the Chief Joseph pine is winter hardy to zones 5-8. It has light green color during the warm season, then in the fall, the color changes to a bright yellow that lasts until the following spring when it transitions back to light green. Grows 1' per year to a max of 8'. Plant in full sun.

Pinus contorta or the Chief Joseph pine is winter hardy to zones 5-8. It has light green color during the warm season, then in the fall, the color changes to a bright yellow that lasts until the following spring when it transitions back to light green. Grows 1' per year to a max of 8'. Plant in full sun.

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire', Cornus alba 'Sibirica' and Cornus sericea (ex C. stolonifera)

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire', Cornus alba 'Sibirica' and Cornus sericea (ex C. stolonifera)

Add Privacy with Shrubs Use these colorful shrubs and shrub-sized trees to offer year-round interest in your front yard. Plus, enjoy the little extra privacy the plants provide. Garden size: 13 by 11 feet.

Add Privacy with Shrubs Use these colorful shrubs and shrub-sized trees to offer year-round interest in your front yard. Plus, enjoy the little extra privacy the plants provide. Garden size: 13 by 11 feet.

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