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PLAN #1040-43

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Plan Description


Woe to the gardener who has to deal with established tall trees that cast a great deal of shade--a beautiful, colorful backyard is out of the question, right? Wrong! Nothing could be further from the truth, as demonstrated by this artfully designed shade garden. The key to working with large existing trees is in using the shade as an asset, not as a liability, and in choosing shade-loving plants to grow beneath them. If the trees have a very dense canopy, branches can be selectively removed to thin the trees and create filtered shade below. In this plan, the designer shapes the lawn and beds to respond to the locations of the trees. Note that all but one of the trees are situated in planting beds, not in open lawn. Placing a single tree in the lawn helps to integrate the lawn and planting beds, creating a cohesive design. At the right, the deep planting area is enhanced by pavers, a bench and a birdbath, creating an inviting, shady retreat. Near the house, a small patio provides a lounging spot; its curving shape echoes the curving form of the planting beds. Throughout the garden, perennials, woody plants and groundcovers are arranged in drifts to create a comfortable and serene space. The garden is in constant but ever-changing bloom from early spring through fall, as its special plants--chosen because they thrive in just such a shady setting in their native habitats--go in and out of bloom. Fall brings big splashes of foliage color to complete the year-long show. To provide the finishing carpet to this beautiful and cool shade garden, choose a grass-seed variety selected to tolerate shade.

Floor Plans


Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan
Floor Plan - Main Floor Plan

Full Specs & Features


What's Included In This Plan Set


Susan A Roth

All plans are drawn at ¼” scale or larger and include :

  • Foundation Plan: Drawn to 1/4" scale, this page shows all necessary notations and dimensions including support columns, walls and excavated and unexcavated areas.
  • Exterior Elevations: A blueprint picture of all four sides showing exterior materials and measurements.
  • Floor Plan(s): Detailed plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level showing room dimensions, wall partitions, windows, etc. as well as the location of electrical outlets and switches.
  • Cross Section: A vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to foundation showing details of framing, construction, flooring and roofing.
  • Interior Elevations: Detailed drawings of kitchen cabinet elevations and other elements as required.
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Plan Set
5 Copy Set :
$115.00
5 printed plan sets mailed to you.
8 Copy Set :
$210.00
8 printed plan sets mailed to you.
PDF Set :
$210.00
PDF plan sets are best for fast electronic delivery and inexpensive local printing.
Reproducible Set :
$210.00
For making minor changes to your house plans and inexpensive local printing. 1 printed set on Vellum or Bond paper.
Single Set :
$80.00
One printed set for bidding purposes only. Not a legal building set for construction.
Additional Options
Additional Construction Sets :
25.00
Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).
Mirror Reversed Sets :
25.00
Additional hard copies of the plan (can be ordered at the time of purchase and within 90 days of the purchase date).