If you were to look up Curb Appeal in the dictionary, you would see a picture of this project. This welcoming front porch/entry project beckons passersby to “come sit a spell” but it didn’t always look like this.
White Oak Saved
“Do no damage” was the motto on this project. The designer made sure special attention was given to the White Oak in the front yard. Since this is a west-facing home, shade is essential. Rather than dig down the required depth to base the paver walkway, the sidewalk was raised slightly to minimize the potential damage to the root system. The decades-old tree received special care throughout the project and is thriving today.
Landscape Design Details
Natural stone steps (Fond du Lac) and a paver walkway (Anchor Slaton-nontumbled) lead visitors to the front door. A front garden of shrubs and perennials softens the hardscape and provides color throughout the year.
Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.
1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.
2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?
3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.
4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.
5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.