16 Curb Appeal blueprints revealed

If you have a goal in mind it's a good idea to write it down. The same is true for gardening only in this case, it's a good idea to make a sketch of your plans to help you visualize the project.

The experts at Linton's Enchanted Gardens have the blueprints ready to go for the 16 Curb Appeal project in Elkhart County.

Mark Linton took Patrick and Christan Shelton’s favorite plants and put them right where they should be, and they couldn’t be happier.

“Your favorite tree, which is the Redbud tree, that’s going to be front and center,” Linton said.

There are clever details all around, from window boxes to a fake boulder to cover the well head. The plans even make the house look bigger.

“We’ve extended the landscape beds quite a bit further away from the home,” Linton said. “What this allows us to do is create a layered look. You have the height in the back and then medium and then shorter plants and it displays itself very nicely from the road.”

Also among the surprises are coordinating welcome mats, garden flags and magnetic covers for the mailbox. There are even plans for a garden path with solar lights, a sitting area and a water feature.

The blueprints are a step closer to a dream come true for the family.

“I am honestly so excited, just to be able to drive up to the house and see everything,” Christan said.

“One of our mottos at our school is "lifelong learners" so I feel like I’m exemplifying that now learning about the lawn and landscaping,” Patrick said.

Patrick teaches 6th grade at Elkhart and they start school next week.

The Shelton’s are thrilled to see the Curb Appeal project get started. We’ll follow the progress and share it with you on the air and online at WNDU.com.

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