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When it comes to design, driveways, and gardens can go hand-in-hand. The former can be an extension of your home, while the latter acts as a welcoming gateway to your home. A driveway with colorful plantings, contrasting with your home’s exterior, makes a striking statement. And, the driveway can double as a great spot to park your car, too. Plantings can add color and interest to your driveway, and they also attract insects and wildlife. The Royal Horticultural Society recommends that you create pockets of flowering plants and shrubs in your driveway.

Gardens and Driveways

For a more permanent solution, consider using potted plants or container gardens. These can be decorative large pots or decorative containers, containing plants of your choice. Whether they’re shaped like a flower pot or in the shape of a cube, a planter can add instant curb appeal. And, if you’re not an expert in landscaping, ask a landscaping professional for assistance.

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For a driveway with a lot of shade, consider planting Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’. This perennial spreads naturally and recovers quickly from trampling. Its large purple-bronze leaves contrast well with gravel of all types Drive & Patio Design Wirral. Ajuga reptans ‘Catlin’ also received an Award of Garden Merit, making it a great choice for driveways.