While many homeowners spend most of their time outdoors in the backyard, your front yard should also be considered when designing your landscape. Updating your front yard with garden design and hardscaping can boost your property’s curb appeal. From a new front property entry to landscape lighting, there are many ways to improve the visual appeal of your landscape and make your front yard more inviting. Read on for some excellent hardscaping ideas for your front yard.
A New Driveway
You might not have given your old concrete driveway much thought lately, as it likely takes up a significant portion of your front yard, and its outdated appearance can affect the entire landscape design. If your driveway needs an update, it may be time to consider a replacement.
A new paver driveway can instantly refresh your landscape aesthetic, giving the front yard a new life. You can mix different styles of driveway pavers to create a unique surface you won’t find in your neighbor’s yards. Driveway pavers are made to be durable and colorfast, lasting for years in harsh weather conditions without failing.
Extend Your Front Walkway
Another fantastic characteristic of paver stones is that you can continue the pattern to form a complementary walkway. Imagine the ease and beauty of parking your car and walking to the front on a uniform surface of custom pavers. This gives your landscape continuity, improving the look and function and a custom design elevating the whole space.
Combine Hardscaping with Organic Elements
One of the most effective ways to incorporate hardscaping is to combine sleek stone forms with natural plantings. For example, you can update your front yard by lining your paver walkway with beautiful flowers. You can offset the concrete with soft grass, shrubs, or other plantings to soften a patio space and make the area more inviting.
Your landscape professional can recommend a new design with landscape beds of healthy plants. When they add perennial flowers and plants that return every year, your landscape beds can mature into verdant pictures of flowers and bold green leaves.
Add Landscape Lighting
New landscape lighting brings all your new spaces to light after dark. You can use spotlights on trees to illuminate the texture of the bark and create a glow in the leaves and branches.
Gentle lighting can shine on the driveway and walkways to add visibility to these spaces for guests who arrive after dark. You might also consider adding lighting to the front entry from the main road to make your property recognizable in the dark.
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416