Though most people don't often conceive of driveways as an aspect of landscape design, driveways can be yet another site for you to assert your creativity. Consider sprucing up an existing driveway or changing the driveway's shape and structure. Making minor changes to your driveway will be a fairly inexpensive project. If you plan to make the jump and alter your drive completely, here are a few initial questions to ask yourself. Is welcoming and functional? A semicircle driveway is ideal if your front lawn is large enough to accommodate it, allowing you easy access to house and road.
Make sure you plan for enough space so that cars don't run over the edge of the lawn. Also, be sure not to grow trees too close, as the roots and branches may cause problems. Use a driveway material that will stand up to the slings and arrows of raking, shoveling and salting.