Beautiful front yard landscaping can make your home more inviting and improve how nice your whole property looks. Improving the curb appeal of your front yard can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. Here are three ways to have a big impact on your front yard.
SPRUCE UP YOUR SHRUBS
Taking the time to prune your larger plants can be a pain, but it’s one of the simplest ways to improve the look of your yard. Cutting back an unruly bush will immediately make it look better. Keeping your shrubbery from growing out of control will bring a professional look to your whole front yard.
If your shrubs aren’t interesting to look at you may need to mix up where they’re planted. If you already have wide beds you can layer different types of shrubs. With small garden beds, shrubs tend to be planted in a straight line. This can cause them to look boring and uninspired. Expanding the depth of your beds may be the best way to improve the dynamics of your shrubbery. Having multiple types of shrubs layered, instead of one type all lined up, will bring a beautiful natural look to your front yard.
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LIGHT UP YOUR LANDSCAPE
Lighting up your front yard can provide several benefits to the atmosphere of your design. Decorative lighting can illuminate the most spectacular aspects of your front yard landscaping. By placing lights focused on bushes, trees, or buildings you can create a unique viewing experience for night-time visitors.
By keeping your front yard lit after dark you’re making sure that your house has great curb appeal at all hours. A lit front yard makes it obvious that your home is well cared for. Along with the decorative reasons for having lights be a part of your landscape design, they also deter people from trespassing and help welcomed guests come and go safely after dark.
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RENOVATE YOUR WALKWAYS
The walkways will be the main way people traverse your front yard, so improving them is a great way to boost the aesthetics of your landscape. Instead of having a perfectly straight path to your front door, consider installing a path that curves and meanders through your yard. The curved lines will fit into the natural feel better than straight lines will, allowing your walkway to blend into the scenery around it. If having winding walkways isn’t an option, consider planting shrubs that hang over the path to create the illusion of curves. Also, make sure to think about making the walkways wider than usual as well. By installing wide walkways that two people can comfortably walk down side by side, they can enjoy your landscape together. Think of your walkways as part of the destination instead of just a way to get to the front door.
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If you're ready to get started, we have 5 easy steps to help you begin your front yard renovation. Be prepared to work hard, improving the design of your front yard landscaping by yourself can be a tough job. Whitehouse Landscaping can provide all the services you need to transform your front yard into an inviting and appealing space.