If you have a large backyard, chances are you are kicking around getting a pool, a trampoline or a swing set to enjoy throughout the summer months and also take up some of the room to save you from landscaping the entire thing. That’s great, throw a few trees back there for shade and you have it made.
But what if your front yard is large? You can’t very well install a pool out front, can you? If you don’t want to go with just grass, the experts agree that whatever you choose for landscaping you want the eye and the attention to go to the entry of your home and not to the driveway and/or garage area.
Bringing the attention to the front of your house makes for great curb appeal, something that is very important should you wish to sell at sometime down the road. So how do you do this?
The first thing is to make a plan. Putting large trees in front of your house can not only potentially damage your foundation years from now but will block your house from view. Lining your driveway with large trees makes a nice border for your property and gives you privacy from the neighbours, all without detracting from the design.
A combination of shrubs, rocks, smaller trees and evergreens are all good choices for the front yard as they look elegant and welcoming without becoming too overgrown. Sweeping beds that flow from the front of your home and come around the front allows for you to still have grassy areas that are broken up by something interesting and beautiful. Larger trees that sit at a nice distance from your home and anchor the beds are lovely additions and don’t forget that there are many shrubs that flower and/or have different colour leaves. The main thing you are going for is colour and texture, so don’t be afraid to plant two or three of the same plant in a cluster somewhere for added depth and dimension.
If the yard is particularly large you may want to make an additional bed of shrubs, small trees or a single larger tree somewhere on the other side of the yard to both even things out and not have just one feature. If you need help there are plenty of landscapers that can give you advice and come and get the job done for you.
Good Nature Landscaping has been serving the Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge areas for over thirty years. They bring professional service to you no matter the season–landscaping to snow removal. To learn more please visit them at http://goodnaturelandscaping.com today.
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