Your garden can be the perfect addition to your home; a place to relax after a hard day at work, a place to entertain guests, or a place to spend that all important quality time with your children or grandchildren. Getting your garden or front yard looking just right, however, takes thought and planning. Don’t worry, we’ve created this guide to show you how you can improve your garden landscape in three easy steps, and it can be quicker and less expensive than you may think.
A Lawn in Perfect Condition
Whatever kind of garden or front yard landscape you have, a lawn should be its crowning glory. It’s often the first thing that people passing by, or visitors to your property, see as well, and we all know that first impressions count. If your lawn is looking rather less elegant than it once did, it can be revitalized when landscaping your front yard. A wide expanse of well-maintained grass is a highly versatile piece of land, and there’s no better place to sit and watch the world pass by on a sunny morning or warm evening. If you live in an arid area with infrequent precipitation, then you could consider having artificial grass, which will also be easier to maintain of course.
Create an Exciting Contrast
Whilst a well-kept lawn always catches the eye, it looks even more striking when it has a contrasting feature alongside it, which is why wooden decking or a paved patio area make a great addition to any garden landscape. These are among the most practical of front yard extensions, as they are extremely durable, need little maintenance, and provide an ideal location to hold barbecues or dinner parties. Decks can be made from softwoods or hardwoods of many varied hues and paving too can be bought in a variety of different colors, so take time to find one that matches your style and taste. It’s worth noting that decks and paving can be prone to moss and algae in damp conditions, but pressure washing, or anti-algae treatment can help keep them in pristine condition.
A high-quality water feature is perhaps the most stunning feature you can add to any front yard landscape, and there are features to suit all budgets, from garden ponds and lakes, to fountains and waterfalls. Studies show that the sound of running, or gently trickling, water in a garden landscape is one of the most relaxing sounds of them all, so they’re an ideal choice if you have a hectic lifestyle. Garden ponds are also an excellent way to attract wildlife into your garden, so they can bring you and your home closer to nature.
When you have a beautiful lawn, a stylish deck or patio, and an exciting water feature in your front yard, the landscape of your home will look better than it has ever done before. That makes it a pleasure to live in and to return to, but it may also help to increase the value of your property if you come to sell it at a later date. Landscaping your property can be one of the best investments you make, and even little improvements and additions can make a big impact.