How to Create a Welcoming Front Yard
The front of your home should be a welcoming sight that gives each of your visitors a sense of warmth and calm. In order to do this, you need to tend to a few different areas of the landscape. With just a few tweaks, you can make your home look the best on the block!
Step 1: Lighten Up the Landscape
Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the show is over! You can still show off your property to passersby by equipping the landscape with outdoor lighting that helps highlight specific features. Lighting can be placed along walkways, underneath trees or plants to illuminate them, against the house, etc. A little light can go a long way!
Step 2: Add a Wonderful Walkway
For those with walkways leading from their driveway to the front door, there’s a lot you can do with this area. Instead of leaving it bare and plain, make it a prominent piece of art you can admire from start to finish. Choose your favorite shrubs, plants, lighting, etc. to place alongside the walkway that will guide you (and your eyes) to your destination.
Step 3: Focus on the Front Steps
Not all homes are lucky enough to have a front porch, but there’s still a lot you can do with the front steps. While there is a functional reason to have a good set of sturdy steps, you might as well make them a focal point of your front property. Opt for slabs of stone and granite or pavers to create a custom (yet functional) work of art. Steps are one of the last things people see before entering your home, so leave them with an amazing impression.
When you have a welcoming front yard, the beauty AND value of your home will skyrocket! When you’re looking for professionals to design your landscape or construct new steps, contact Ambrosio Landscape Solutions. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 762-5167.