For example, because a driveway is one of the first landscape elements that visitors and guests will see and use it is important to get this part of your home design right from the very beginning.  One of the first aspects of planning for a new driveway is to determine the shape and style that you prefer.  From a crossover driveway to a basic or standard driveway as well as a circular driveway and even a courtyard driveway, the possibilities are endless.  If asphalt is your material of choice, working with an experienced asphalt contractor is essential when constructing this important element of an exterior.