Curb appeal is very important, and the appearance of your front yard will affect this aspect quite drastically. Your front yard is the very first thing you and other people will see, and there are simple things you can do to improve the landscaping of your front yard, including the following:
Add Rocks or Stones
This feature will make a big difference and serve as a natural accent. They are perfect for creating a garden bed border and can also serve an important function like keeping certain areas from getting too muddy. You can also use rocks and stones to break up a bed or to add borders to your walkways, and this project is very affordable, so it’s definitely worth trying.
Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting
Landscaping lights are inexpensive and often solar-powered as well, so you can just choose the lights you like and stick them on your lawn. It’s best to place them in the ground along your walkway as this would look beautiful and increase safety, and people would be able to walk at night more comfortably and easily. If you want to take things one step further, you can also add unique features like lanterns or faux rocks with integrated lights, as this would further elevate the appearance of your front yard.
Update the Border on Your Flowerbeds
This simple step will upgrade your front yard, and you can use pavers, natural stone or pre-made blocks for this project. These options would help improve your home’s exterior and freshen up your outdoor space.
Use a Ground Cover to Hide Unpleasant Areas
Not all yards are even, and grass may not grow in every area, so you can consider using a ground cover to add greenery and colour. This would provide you with a neat and professional appearance and would successfully hide unsightly areas.
Plant Perennial Shrubs
These will give back year after year and will improve the front of your house because they bloom beautifully and add colour to any yard. Most of these shrubs are fairly inexpensive and also very easy to keep up, so it’s a great idea.
Refresh Your Mulch
Mulch can dry out, and this will negatively impact your yard’s appearance, so remove the old mulch and refresh this aspect. Dark coloured mulch can look especially great, as it will provide your yard with contrast.
Build Flower Beds Around Your Trees
Adding a flower bed to already existing trees will provide your yard with character and beauty. Try to match these beds with the ones at the front of your house and add colourful flowers.
The experts at Schlager Excavating & Haulage will not only provide you with the perfect landscape plan, but will also provide you with a beautiful house landscape design, so you can rely on our company at all times. We offer a number of services, including snow removal and driveway gravel, so if you are in the Parry Sound/Muskoka area, contact us today!