4 Ways to Make Your Driveway More Inviting

4 Ways to Make Your Driveway More Inviting carroll landscaping

Here are some design ideas to make your driveway and property more inviting.

Your driveway is the most frequently accessed part of your property. But, it has the potential to be much more than just a place to leave the car. It’s the doorway to your home – the view from your windows – the first thing visitors see – and, potentially, a resting place for wildlife. Here are some design ideas to make your driveway and property more inviting.

A Complete Driveway Makeover

One of the most wonderful ways to make a driveway stand out from the crowd is to upgrade to a paver driveway. Depending on the length and width of your driveway, this can be a significant upfront cost. However, you will receive a longer-lasting surface that will never crack like asphalt or concrete and will never need patching. If an individual paver breaks, it can be replaced easily without replacing the whole driveway.

To reduce your winter workload, paver driveways are compatible with driveway heating systems, eliminating the need for plowing or shoveling. You can also opt for permeable pavers to reduce your eco-footprint while enhancing your home’s curb appeal. Permeable pavers feature slightly larger joints and a substrate that allows water to seep into the ground rather than running off into the landscape. Permeable pavers will also help keep your driveway drier in heavy rains or when the snow is melting.

Partial Renovations

Enhancing your asphalt or poured concrete driveway with pavers is another way to make it more welcoming. A paver border could slightly expand the driveway’s width, giving it an instant upgrade in looks. A paver apron where the driveway meets the road will also warmly welcome your guests. These artistic touches will dress up an asphalt or concrete driveway without replacing the whole thing. 

Add Some Driveway Lighting

Ensuring a solid welcome means illuminating the beginning of the driveway so people know where to turn in. But the most welcoming effect comes from softly illuminating the length of the driveway. You can install low-lying landscape lighting into the ground or surrounding landscaping to illuminate the driveway and add a sense of romance. 

Add Greenery Around the Driveway

Adding greenery and planters along your driveway is a great way to create a welcoming entrance to your home. Strategically placing plants and decorative planters transforms an ordinary driveway into a vibrant space. Consider incorporating shrubs and flowers along the edges of your driveway. Include different plants that capitalize on the style of your home. Evergreen shrubs can provide year-round greenery. Colorful flowers can add pops of color during the blooming seasons. The greenery and plants soften the driveway’s hard lines and provide a sense of tranquility. They create a natural transition from the outdoor space to the interior of your home.

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.

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