When it comes to delivering a great first impression of your home, curb appeal is essential. There are lots of ways to create curb appeal, whether it’s installing a new door, windows or painting your house a fresh, bold colour.
Landscaping is one of the best things you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal, whether to enhance your entryway or create balance.Here are some of our top tips for improving your home’s curb appeal with landscaping:
Enhance Your Entryway
Great curb appeal starts with your entryway. It’s important to draw people’s eyes to the entrance of your home, and you can do this in a number of ways. First, you can paint your door a colour that stands out from the rest of the house, but still matches your overall aesthetic.
You can also create sight lines with flower beds, creating a walkway and a new driveway, all drawing the eyes to your front door. Think of what people are seeing from the street view, and make sure their eyes are drawn to your entryway.
Create a Balance
Great landscaping and good curb appeal maintains a balance. If you have a large garage on one side of your home, consider planting a tree on the other side to offset it. Make sure you’re not blocking any doors or windows.
If your house is large, you’ll want to use plants and shrubs that stand out, so avoid smaller flowers that might get lost. Use the design of your house to help inspire your landscaping choices, like your house’s shape and size.
The key to any successful, large-scale project involving your home is forward-planning. You want to make sure any landscaping you’re investing in will still look good five or eight years down the line if you decide to sell.
Start with a proper plan and always make sure you’re not working backwards. Think about whether you have the proper foundations for any pools, plants, or large structures, then work your way up to the smaller things like plants.
Leave Room for Things to Grow
One of the best ways to make sure your landscaping will continue to look great for years is to leave enough room for shrubs, trees and flowers to grow. Consider their size at full maturity before you plant anything, and make sure they have room and won’t be overcrowded by the time they’re fully grown. Imagine what your garden will look like at least three years from now and whether the plants you’re choosing will still fit the space.
For all of your curb appeal needs, TLC Landscaping is here to help you plan the perfect landscape for your home. Contact us today to get started!