Does the grass always seem greener on the other side? Then why not give your garden a makeover? A dull front yard adds no interest to the look of your home and is hardly inspiring when you pull up outside your house after a hard day’s work.
A little time, effort and a few dollars can really make a difference to the look of your front of your property.
Gardens and driveways also need to be practical spaces, after all they will be accommodating one, two or even more vehicles. You might need a space for your garbage bins and maybe storage space other items too. It’s a good idea to plan your garden design, you could draw it out on squared paper (drawing to scale will help you to understand if your ideas will work). Mark out areas to represent parking spaces for vehicles and don’t forget to indicate realistic access and space for opening car doors. The rest of the space can be used for features such as lawns, plants and flowerbeds. It’s a good idea to design your garden starting from the middle and working your way outwards. This will help you to make sure things look balanced, and help you to ascertain the best way to incorporate some greenery. Plants, shrubs and trees can really lift the look of your exterior, while pretty planters and colorful flowers can add real personality to your front garden
To make the front of your home look its best it would be worth considering the installation of an asphalt driveway, they look very neat and will add great curb appeal to your abode. From a practical point of view, asphalt driveways are strong and durable, smooth and engineered to withstand the harshest of weather conditions. Your new driveway will require a little maintenance from time to time, but will fare really well. If you are seeking an affordable way to add value to your home, a new asphalt driveway would be a great investment.
Traditionally you might not consider sitting outside the front of your home but a bench seat can add interest and provide a pleasant focal point. You might only ever park your backside on it to tie your shoe or rest your shopping on the bench when you reach home, but it will look nice.
While some people enjoy a lawn in their front garden you certainly don’t have to go for a carpet of green grass. There are other options that may suit your home better and lawns only really look right if you have enough space for them. They also require maintenance, so if you’re not a fan of mowing, feeding and watering then it might be best to steer clear. Make the best of pathways by keeping them free from weeds and if you are going lawn-free consider adding other features, such as more pots and planters – there’s no need to have a barren front yard, make it interesting!