A few months ago, we wrote about backyard landscaping ideas and how water features, outdoor fireplaces and gardens could significantly improve a home’s aesthetic and value. This month, we are shifting our focus to the other side of the house as we take a look at front yard landscaping projects and how they can add value to a home.
In this month’s blog article, we will be focusing our attention towards three simple front yard landscaping projects that can help to improve a home’s appearance in a big way. Remember, if you need help with any of these front yard landscaping projects, Jovak Landscape & Design is here to help with our landscape design, construction and maintenance services.
Does your front yard have a proper walkway or does your driveway double as a walkway and parking spot? Front yard walkways are not suitable to all properties and not all homeowners want a direct path leading to their front door; however, when implemented properly, a front yard walkway or pathway can add a lot of beauty to a home. When planning your front yard walkway, try using materials other than cement to give it a more unique appearance. We recommend using bricks, stones, rocks or gravel for your front yard walkway. Not only does a front yard walkway provide a path to your home, it can help to your home’s other features and add to the overall aesthetic.
Front yard fences are not just for traditional homes and privacy seekers. A properly designed front yard fence can add a lot of value to almost any type of home. Installing a front yard fence on your residential property adds some additional security to your property while requiring far less maintenance in comparison to bushes or hedges. A front yard fence can also help to define your home’s boundaries while improving the overall appearance of your landscape design.
One of the best ways to improve a home’s landscape design is through the addition of trees, plants, flowers and other greenery. When adding these items to your front yard, planning is key. Not everything needs to be planted over a single weekend as these items take time. Having an overall plan and vision is important though. When planning your front yard’s landscape, it is important to keep in mind the following design elements: contrast, proximity, repetition and colour. Most importantly, it is all about balance.
If you would like to learn more about front yard landscaping projects, please contact us at 604-835-2850. As a full-service landscaping company, we handle various landscaping projects throughout the Lower Mainland. Our skilled team specializes in landscape design and landscape construction services. Stay up-to-date with the latest landscaping news and trends by following Jovak Landscape & Design on Facebook.