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March 2013

Landscaping : Front Yard Edition

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Landscaping : Front Yard Edition

If you have had a chance to read some of our previous articles, you will know we mentioned the importance of Backyard Landscaping. We also mentioned how the backyard can be your personal oasis while your Front yard will directly reflect your property. If you home lacks the curb appeal you are looking for, sprucing up your front yard doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. As a homeowner ourselves, we realize that budget’s are often tight and proper planning can help maximize your properties potential.  .

Front Yard Curb Appeal 

While the entry to your house is the most obvious reason for improvements, improving different aspects of your front yard one step and a time can make the overwhelming task a little easier. While tackling it all at once is more budget friendly, splitting it up into different pieces doesn’t necessary have to cost a lot more. Be sure to plan properly before proceeding with a project of your size.  

Front Door

Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of “landscaping“. Regardless of what category you put your front door into – interior renovation or landscaping, it will be one of the first things anybody will see. Depending on the status of your door, you might have to do nothing. You might have to apply a coat of paint or…change the entire door. If your door is in that bad of a stage, be sure to choose the right door. Doors these days come with energy efficient options similar to windows allowing more hot or cool air to stay inside. Lastly and most importantly, choose a door that will be sure to compliment your landscape. IF you have a simple wooden door with a fancy front yard full of fixtures…something just doesn’t add up. Choose Wisely.   

Upgrade Light Fixtures

Landscaping Lighting is one of the most overlooked aspects of landscaping. You can have the best looking backyard in the entire neighbourhood. It just would not be complete without Landscaping Lighting. Lights make your house more inviting for guests as well as shower your fixtures with the attention they deserve. If you are worried about the consumption of energy, there are several ways you can cut costs when it comes to saving money.   

Landscaping Ideas

The main course of this post. Landscaping Ideas. What exactly are you looking to accomplish? Do you want have a natural look? Are you more interested in hardscaping instead? Potentially considering fixtures? The choices are truly endless and if you want to optimize your budget, be sure to consult with a landscaping professional. On top of that, driving around the neighbourhood is one of the fastest way to gather ideas on what exactly you want. Some people really like trees while others really like to focus on the hardscapes – Armour stone, Stamped Concrete, Flagstone Walkways and Patios etc. Our suggestion to you is have a open perspective about everything. Contacting Landscaping Professionals are your best bet when it comes to improving curb appeal. 

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