Design Tips for Landscaping your Front Yard
Front yard landscaping is all about creating a great first impression. Whether you are thinking of selling your home some time soon or planning on staying for years to come, a well landscaped front yard can go a long way. When considering a front yard renovation, be sure you are choosing landscape options that compliment your home. Some things to take into account are:
Choose products, colours & angles that work well with the style of your home. For example, simple, clean lines with right angles work well with a lot of contemporary homes, while an inviting curved pathway would work nicely with more of a classic style home.
Choose landscape designs that compliment the shape and size of your home and yard. For example, if you have a modest sized front yard, it wouldn’t hurt to keep the landscape features on the smaller side so that you don’t end up crowding the property. On the other hand, if your front yard is spacious, consider keeping the landscaping proportional to the space and don’t be afraid to go with bigger features, such as a natural boulder retaining wall or larger trees & garden beds.
For most homes, the front entrance is the focal point. Adding an inviting, unobstructed walkway to the front door, for example, is a nice way of framing it and making it more attractive. Or perhaps you prefer to make your driveway the main focal point? Replacing an old concrete driveway with paving stone, for example, creates an eye-catching look that will greatly enhance your home’s curb appeal.
With all of these things in mind, there are many different and interesting options to consider when planning to enhance your front yard’s appearance. Assiniboine Lights & Landscapes is here to help you create that space you’ve been dreaming of and make you the envy of the neighbourhood!