Should a garden have a lawn space in the middle?
Not all gardens should be so designed, but there are many advantages to this type of layout. A grass panel serves as a foreground to the floral displays in the beds and as a space for chairs and tables. Such a garden is easier to maintain than one made up of many small beds.How would you grade a front lawn where the house is small and is several feet below the highway level?
A gradual slope from the house up to the street is usually more pleasing than abrupt terraces. To prevent water draining toward the house, however, the grade should be carried down from the house slightly, to a low point from which the water can drain off to the sides before the slope up to the street begins.