Why do some parts of my driveway have a slightly different texture?

Most driveways are paved by a paving machine. However due to the size of the paving machine certain areas such as in front of garages, walkways or along walls are spread and raked by hand. These areas may have a slightly different texture as a result of hand tools and in part because the asphalt is a mix made up of different size aggregates. This is normal and as the driveway ages, these areas will become less noticeable.